Climate change is affecting the whole world and action must be taken to reduce its negative impact on the planet. Gabriel Klaasen is a leading voice for youth climate action in Cape Town, and is doing his part as a youth climate and social justice activist, working hands-on with communities and the youth on the frontlines. His proudest moment was the success of the 2020 Cape Town global climate action, where he was the key organiser and helped set up and mobilise three separate and successful climate actions in three different communities in Cape Town that aligned with the global climate actions led by Fridays For Future. Driven by his love for his job and contribution to the greater good of the world, Klaasen wants to create the change for a future that is built on intersectional justice. “The impact I want to see is change,” he says.
A great engineer allows criticism and defends his decision at all cost, but above that he still learns from his peers.