Blog post by Tobias Nissen

About the author :

Tobias Nissen, aged 18, a dual UK/Danish national who has lived his whole life in France but done all his schooling at an international school in Switzerland. From the age of 11, attended an annual conference near Montreux on Children as Actors for Transforming Society (CATS) where his interest in international affairs and activism was born. He got interested in climate change in the Pacific through hearing about the work of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) – and at the age of 16, decided to do his final year extended essay for his International Baccalaureate on climate change in Kiribati, interviewing PCC, WCC and UN staff about the issue. Finished his secondary education last year and currently having a gap year ahead of beginning a degree in international relations at Exeter University in September, so he decided to take advantage of an invitation to spend 3 months with the PCC as an intern. He will also join the PCC youth delegation in the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, 31 August - 8 September, as he has been helping with their preparations for the assembly.