Tuesday, 16 March 2021 10:17

Denmark: Lea Wermelin, Minister of Environment, appointed Young Global Leader

EM2 21 News Int WermelinLea Wermelin, Denmark’s 35-year-old minister of the environment, has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum joining a who’s who of political, academic, and business achievers that includes Emmanuel Macron and Mark Zuckerberg. This year over 100 people from 56 countries were cited for the accolade. The awardees are part of a network, the Forum of Young Global Leaders, that uses its members’ talents, energy, and influence to create a more sustainable future for the planet. Nominees must be under 40 with several solid achievements behind them and must be committed to improving society both locally and across the globe. Ms Wermelin is not the first female, Danish environmental minister to receive the title, that honour goes to Ida Auken who won it in 2013.