Paola Lupi

External Relations Officer

Hi! I am Paola. I am a 21-years-old Italian student, currently located in the UK.

Paola, tell us a bit more about yourself!

As part of my role in YEE I work with the advocacy working group and connect with our external partners in the youth and the environmental world. Among other things, I represent YEE in Generation Climate Europe’s board and in November 2021 I was one of YEE’s delegates to COP26 – a truly incredible experience. I love volunteering at YEE because of the incredible connections, empowering work and depth of knowledge that I was given the opportunity to gain here!

What are some of the causes you care about?

Climate and social justice, with a focus on just transition for workers. Also, the hardship faced by refugees and undocumented immigrants.

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

10 years-old me would have said: flying cars. Now, I’d say far less cars of any kind, and a stronger reliance on public transportation, a world that is less unequal and made up of loving and supportive communities.

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

Either Ancient Crete or 2000 years in the future – possibly both. To see how many things have changed and how many still can.

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

Cooking with friends!

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

Life is chaos. Success is completely arbitrary. And confidence is everything‘  Gina Linetti, Brooklyn 99