Take a chance: how former CPD intern Gemma Borgo-Caratti became a climate campaigner


Gemma Borgo-Caratti started interning with CPD a year ago, working on seeding our Green Economy Toolkit project – a policy portal of good green policy ideas. Gemma’s experience here and engagement with climate policy ideas sparked her commitment to be a climate change campaigner. Now working at the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC), Gemma is planning to set off on an expedition to Antarctica and to become an ambassador for renewing the treaty

Here’s what Gemma has to say about her time contributing to the ideas at CPD:
‘The dedicated team at CPD helped me to discover my passion for environmental protection and sustainability. Their commitment to effective and sustainable policy in Australia inspired me to take action and create the change I so desperately wanted to see. I had an amazing experience here during my placement at University and afterwards as a volunteer. I learnt so many new skills and I encourage anyone with in interest in policy development to volunteer with them. Thanks for all the opportunities you have given me.’

Read about Gemma and her planned expedition to Antarctica in Northside magazine here (flick to page 9).

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