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Angela Busheshka and Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE

Learn more about ActNowFilm participants Angela Busheshka and Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE.


Photos of ActNowFilm participants Angela Busheshka and Emily Shuckburgh, with their names displayed underneath. The bottom of the picture features the ActNowFilm logo and the film title “Youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts”.
Angela Busheshka and Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE are one of 30 pairs of youth climate leaders and climate experts from across the world matched for 1-2-1 conversations as part of this year’s ActNowFilm.

ActNowFilm: youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts is an international youth voices in climate change project, selected to showcase at COP28. The film is based on 1-2-1 conversations between 30 pairs of youth climate leaders and world leading climate experts.

Growing up in a rural area of North Macedonia, Angela Busheska started working early, selling milkshakes off her grandmother's doorstep. But she was spurred to start her own NGO after debilitatingly thick smog in the country's capital, Skopje, contributed to her aunt's death.

Angela learned how to code and started EnRoute, an app that calculates the carbon-intensity of everyday commuting and shopping choices, during the pandemic. The app has since reached 80,000 users from 120 countries, and has 55 young ambassadors around the world.

Angela is currently studying electrical engineering and computer science at Lafayette College, Easton, PA, United States. As a sustainability activist, she represented her country at the United Nations Youth 4 Climate Conference, and she has worked closely with UNICEF to create the first-ever youth climate policy declaration.

Among other recognitions, Angela was a Forbes 30 Under 30 honouree (Europe - Social Impact) in 2022, she was awarded a National Geographic Young Explorer Award in 2021, was named a Global Teen Leader 2021, and received the 2021 Diana Award, a social impact prize given in honour of the late Princess Diana.

Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE is Director of Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge's major climate change initiative. She is also Professor of Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology.

Emily is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin College, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy, a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey and a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society.

At the University of Cambridge, she is Director of the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER), Academic Director of the Institute of Computing for Climate Science, and co-Director of the Centre for Landscape Regeneration. Emily worked for more than a decade at the British Antarctic Survey where her work included leading a UK national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate. Prior to that she undertook research at École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at MIT. She has also acted as an advisor on climate to the UK Government in various capacities, including as a Friend of COP26.

In 2016 Emily was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science. She is co-author with HM King Charles III and Tony Juniper of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change.

Emily is Honorary President of the Aldersgate Group.


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