This article is written by Anais Duhamel & Salomé Hurel
A year ago a new team was born in CliMates, a team that wants to promote innovation at a local scale and show that each one of us can participate in making our world a better place.
Each Innov’City is unique, targeting one specific community, but the process that makes you want to adopt a more sustainable way of life is the same for all of us. Participating in an Innov’City means getting to know new local projects and initiatives as well as sharing perspectives and ideas with the other participants. Here is a list of 5 different feelings that an Innov’City conference inspires in its audience.
This article is written by Gwenael Podesta & Sabrina Marquant
Much time has passed since CliMates birth 5 years ago, and even more since the creation of YOUNGO in 2009, the youth constituency at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This was a major milestone in the recognition that youth is a critical agent of change, and their proper involvement is essential to reach the objectives of the Convention. A lot has happened over the years especially in 2015,with the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Agenda, which has brought about a new diplomatic landscape. This article will take stock of the main achievements of Youth in the climate negotiations, and will identify the challenges they will face in the future through 5 main points.
We know we emit greenhouse gases every day and many of us already adopted habits that limit these emissions in an effort to reduce our personal carbon footprint. Ride your bike to work, insulate your house correctly, recycle, … Being aware of these emissions and actually acting upon it is one way to contribute to a greener, safer and more resilient planet. Unfortunately, we aren’t aware of all the ways we actually emit greenhouse gases in our daily life. We are going to present you 5 ways you emit GHG… (probably) without even realizing it!
Have you ever seen your friends screaming and shouting in the street (especially around October-November) demanding for action and for commitment, holding a banner with « Justice Now » or « Time for Action » written on it? This is often confusing, you probably wonder what they were talking about.
In fact you are not alone. Many like you scratch their head when ecosteward friend all march-in together with big placards on roads or do flash mobs or flood your Facebook news feed with environmental hashtags. The term that describes this situation is « Climate Justice ».
So now that you know the terminology, why not digging a bit on the subject? For your convenience, I have listed down five points about Climate Justice.