One determined Launceston teen is making the trip of a lifetime to Madrid to participate in vital climate change discussions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Chloe McCann, 18, was offered the opportunity through the Hobart-based Climate Justice Initiative group. She said she will be one of two high school students to go from Australia and the first student from Launceston to attend the UN.
"We've been really lucky ... We'll be sitting in some of the most important conversations happening in the world at the time," she said.
Ms McCann has been part of numerous climate change related activities, including the many student-led climate strikes that have taken place in Launceston. She has also been heavily involved in UN youth programs through school.
"Going to the UN is my life goal - to represent my country at the UN," she said.
"I thought I wouldn't get there until I was 60 ... to do it 42 years early is pretty cool."
Ms McCann said she has been really humbled by the support she's received from the Launceston community.
"The experience is going to be really exciting and I'm really proud to give Launceston a voice," she said.
"We [the students] have an opportunity to meet with leaders of our country to let them know what we stand for and what we're hoping to accomplish at the conference."
Among the many influential figures attending the conference, Ms McCann said the possibility of meeting 16-year-old climate spokesperson Greta Thunberg is certainly on the table.
While the trip is only two weeks away, Ms McCann admitted her mind at the moment is on studying for exams and completing year 12.
"I've got to finish high school, that's my priority but it's really exciting to know that I'll be able to bounce ideas off people at the conference," she said.