Laura Sykes

Laura Sykes

Laura Sykes

Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Presenter Biography

Originally from Northern Tasmania, Laura is the National Schools Program Director at the AYCC, and is passionate about building a movement of high school students to lead the transition to renewable energy across Australia. She has worked with young people for the past 8 years in social justice, human rights and environmental justice campaigns and programs, and is excited to be working to build the youth climate justice movement to ensure a fair, just and sustainable world for future generations.  In 2012 she was awarded the Southern Cross Young Achievers Entrepreneurship Award and in 2013 was a Tasmanian finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards.