Nathan Méténier

Advocacy & Partnership Manager

Hi! My name is Nathan. I am 22 year old climate justice activist from France.

Nathan, tell us a bit more about yourself!

After campaigning and working with politicians at the local and national level in France, I joined the Board of YEE from 2019 to 2021. In 2019, I co-founded Generation Climate Europe, a coalition of organisations promoting participation of young people in the European Union’s climate and environmental decision-making processes.

In July 2020, I was selected to become one of the 7 members of the Youth Advisory on Climate Change of the United Nations Secretary General. I hold a B.Soc.Sc. in Political Sciences from the Grenoble School of Political Studies and I am finishing my MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation at the London School of Economics. I am fluent in French and English with advanced competencies in Italian.

At YEE, I focus on the management of the advocacy team supporting specifically the advocacy strategy and partnerships building. I am also leading the fundraising taskforce where I support YEE overall development.

What are some of the causes you care about?

Climate Crisis, Decolonising Conservation, Human rights, Intersectionality, LGBTQ+ rights

What do you hope the world will look like in 2050?

I envision a fairer world where communities and people thrive with nature and where minorities are at the heart of decision-making processes!

If you could time-travel, what era would you like to visit and why?

I’d probably time-travel to China around the Tang Dynasty (circa 700 C.E.) to get a sense of their historical culture and decolonise myself!

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?

I love hiking (especially in the Alps), biking on the European cycling roads and watching RuPaul’s!

Give us one quote that describes your personality, or that you simply love!

‘We need to go further and do better when it comes to understanding that this is not just a climate crisis; this is not just a biodiversity crisis. It is a social and intergenerational crisis.’