"We need action, not hope on fighting Climate Change.” These words, spoken by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, are resonating around the world.
Greta, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, inspired 1.4 million young people around the world to take part in strikes and demand action on climate change.
We’re just as inspired and have gathered these informative stories to highlight the importance of getting involved and step-up actions to fix the climate emergency.
We also want to show you that we have the technology and the people to be able to fix this problem right now.
Remember, to do good, you actually have to do something!
What follows are examples that give us hope and if scaled up can solve the problem. We have the technology but do we have the will?
These interviews with students succinctly highlight the reason they’re striking: the current generation of world leaders is abjectly failing future generations and time is running out to take action and avoid catastrophic climate change.
The youth strikers welcomed adults to join them and have secured the support of a wide range of organisations including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and Extinction Rebellion. We love the photo above (on the right) shared by Bill McKibben, Founder of 350.org, over on Twitter along with the message: “When scientists protest, their picket signs have footnotes #standupforscience”
Recent research has highlighted the “hidden killers” in our food system and the urgent need for more “Earth-Functional Foods. WWF-UK and Knorr have launched The Future 50 Foods report, which outlines the collection of diverse, plant-based foods from around the world that can boost the nutritional value of our meals whilst reducing the environmental impact of our food supply.
Costa Rica's president has launched a plan to decarbonise the country by 2050, saying the Central American nation aims to show other nations what is possible to address climate change. The following countries are all using a high percent of renewables. You cannot stop renewables.
On the front lines of feeling the effects of climate change, it’s no surprise that small island developing states (SIDS) in the Caribbean have taken a position of leadership in implementing new energy and sustainability initiatives. Aiming to become the world’s first climate-smart zone, 26 countries and more than 40 private-sector partners have created a coalition to fast-track climate action in the Caribbean region.