An­drew clocks on to cli­mate change

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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

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