Sustainable Ocean Alliance is proud to co-organize the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit (OOYLS) in Panama this coming February. We are helping to bring together an incredible group of youth from around the world to tackle the greatest challenges facing the ocean. In this series leading up to the conference, you will get to learn a bit about some of the participants! Check out SOA's blog for updates.
Meet Alice Terpereau, 24, of France
Alice Terpereau, 24, is from France and currently lives in Venice, Italy. She dedicates her time to develop initiatives aiming at reducing climate injustice while preserving the global socio-ecosystems from further damages. Finding adaptive solutions to issues like rising sea levels and coastal erosion are currently at the core of her activities. Her focus area at the Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit will be climate change.
Living in Venice, she understands how vulnerable coastal cities, and their communities, are to climate change. In fact, advocating for the recognition of the climate crisis and the need to take urgent action was at the core of her studies to attain a Master's degree in Sustainable Territorial Development. Alice also has volunteered for several environmental NGOs including Generation Climate Europe and Clean Air Action Group, where she helped with research on climate-related impacts on living beings, creating content for different online media and supporting group actions.
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She is currently working on developing a dynamic model for the simulation and assessment of climate change adaptation strategies in coastal areas. Far too often, climate adaptations are not implemented early enough, leading vulnerable communities to face terrible hazards and their cascading consequences. Alice passionately believes there are plenty of equitable and eco-friendly solutions out there just waiting to be discovered and applied, which could change millions of lives, and she is excited to be part of this year's leadership summit.
"Exchanging thoughts and perspectives with individuals from different regions and backgrounds, passionate as I am about global issues related to the well-being of our ocean, can only be incredibly enriching," she says.
You can learn more about Alice's work by following her on LinkedIn.