Ralien Bekkers (1992) is a passionate advocate for climate action and sustainable development. Originally from The Netherlands, she is currently - through
- at Yale University as Master's Candidate Environmental Management and Research Assistant for Sustainable Development Goals and Implementation. In the summer and fall of 2015, she supported the United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals), and worked on climate change and intergenerational equity for the COP21 conference in Paris, building upon several years of UNFCCC advocacy work. From 2012 until 2014 she was the Official Dutch Youth Representative on Sustainable Development to the United Nations. Furthermore, she graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Future Planet Studies. She was recently named the #50 most influential person in sustainability in The Netherlands.