Nadine Clopton became a Director on the Global NGO Executive Committee at just 21 years old, the youngest person to ever serve in this capacity. On the Committee, she is Chair of the Intergenerational Subcommittee. Nadine is an innovative change-maker determined to amplify the voices of communities & ecosystems that are often excluded from decision-making bodies. She Co-Founded and Co-Authored the Global Youth Climate Action Declaration, a set of 77 key climate policy recommendations that were crafted through a consultative process with youth climate activists around the globe. She is currently leading the GYCAD Core Team’s strategic development initiatives.
For the past 5 years, she has served as the United Nations Youth Representative for the Australia-based NGO Caring & Living As Neighbours (CLAN). CLAN identifies children in resource-poor settings (and their families) who are living with the same chronic, long-term health conditions as members of a distinct, non-geographically based community. Identification of, and consultation with these communities enables CLAN and other partners to work together with individuals and families to collectively determine the most appropriate actions for change.