Ms. Mitzi Jonelle Tan

Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Convenor and International Spokesperson, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP)

Mitzi Jonelle Tan is a full-time climate justice activist based in Metro Manila, Philippines. She is the convenor and international spokesperson of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP), the Fridays For Future (FFF) of the Philippines. She is also an organizer with FFF International and FFF MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas) making sure that voices from the Global South especially are heard, amplified, and given space. She first became an activist in 2017 after meeting with Lumad indigenous leaders during her term as Institute of Mathematics representative and member of the environmental concerns committee of the UP Diliman College of Science Student Council. This experience pushed her to realize that collective action and system change is what we need for a just and green society.