A “CliMAngel” is a person who symbolically supports the CliMates’ association. 


Severn Suzuki – Canadian environmental activist who became famous for the speech she made at the age at 12 at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992 in which she “silenced” world leaders with the strength and meaningfulness of her words. (Photo: © Rolf Bettner)



“Today we face challenges never before seen by any generation of human beings, as we confront a changing climate.  We can meet these challenges if we come together and recognize our responsibility to the future, to life that sustains us, and to each other”.




Jean Jouzel – French climatologist and glaciologist. Jean is a member of IPCC and won the 2007 Peace Nobel Prize.


“Being myself deeply involved in climate change issues, I would like to express my support for the CliMates Association, and confirm that I am a CliM’Angel.”



Laurence Tubiana – Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (Photo:  © Peter Allan / Interlinks Image)


“I would like to formally express my personal support for the CliMates Association, which demonstrates the capacity of the younger generation to seize the complexities of the climate change debate and propose innovative solutions and new modes of negotiation. As Director of IDDRI and Professor at Sciences Po, I am delighted by such an initiative.  I congratulate CliMates members for creating this worldwide initiative that aims to bring new ideas and solutions, and to raise awareness in addressing one of humanity’s greatest challenges.”


Vivienne Westwood Order of the British Empire, Royal Designers of Industry, British fashion designer and businesswoman.


John Ashton – Former Special Representative for Climate Change at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Director for Strategic Partnerships at LEAD International, and is the founder and CEO of Third Generation Environmentalism (E3G).


“People always say “grown-ups will take care of it”. In the fight against climate change, there are no grown-ups. If you don’t do anything, it will go on with the old system: you are the next generation. You must be the grown-ups!

We face a simple choice. We can do what we think we can, knowing it will not suffice. Or we can stay focused on what needs doing, knowing that to do it we must find the will to expand the limits of the possible.

CliMates together are focused on what needs doing, and they seek to expand the limits of the possible. Youth and students must play a key role in bringing about change, and so I fully support CliMates and believe in them. ” 


Naomi Oreskes– American science historian and Professor of history and science studies at the University of California San Diego, co-writer of ‘Merchants of Doubt’ (2010) with Erik Conway.



Paul Ekins – Professor of Energy and Environment Policy at the Energy Institute, University College London. He is also a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, in charge of its Energy Systems theme. In 1994, Paul received a Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievement’ from the United Nations Environment Programme.


I am delighted to give CliMates my personal support, as I am fully in support of its aims and objectives and I hope it will play an important role in finding innovative solutions to the climate change issue.”




Rik Leemans – Head of the Environmental Systems Analysis group of Wageningen University, Member of IPCC


Juliet Schor – Professor of Sociology at Boston College – Juliet works on household consumption, time use and the new economics, and their connection to climate and environment.


“I love CliMates because it is organized by students, international in structure, and dedicated to both research and action. I am hopeful that collaborations created through CliMates will help humanity solve the urgent problem of climate destabilization.”