Andrew clocks on to climate change
A Burnside student has jetted out to Switzerland to work on the frontline of the UN’s fight against climate change.
Andrew Wilson (22), touched down in Geneva last week before starting a six-month internship with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Monday (May 18).
The former Burnside Primary School pupil received a Magnusson Award to help fund the position.
Andrew is currently in his a fourth year of a BSc ( Hons) Environmental Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.
As part of his role, Andrew will work up to 40 hours a week supporting UNEP’s Environment and Social Sustainability Framework and assist in the delivery of its climate- neutral strategy.
UNEP are responsible for addressing environmental problems at both global and regional levels and bringing these issues to the attention of governments and the international community.
Before leaving for Geneva, an excited Andrew told the Reformer: “I just applied for the
Eco warrior Student Andrew has his eye on potentially working at the United Nations following his six months’ internship in Switzerland