CliMates, Communicating Climate Change, International Climates, Photo Contest

CliMates’ Photo Contest 2015

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A thousand words…

Over recent years, scientists have gathered enormous amounts of data on the subject of climate change. But it has been hard to convince the world to change its ways with a series of charts and figures.

The novelist C.S. Lewis wrote: “Reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning”.

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Cities 4 Climate, Climate Action, International Climates, Road to COP21

Sydney’s Earth Hour: What the global environmental campaign means for the city that started it

This article is written by Lauren Collee and Gina Wagstaffe.

A new energy

When Sydney switched off for the first time in 2007, a different kind of energy was palpable in the air of  the homes and business of those in darkness. Not bright and electric, but quietly human. It was energy that comes with mass connection – not through technology – but through a common goal.

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International Climates, Road to COP21, Youth Empowerment

China-Europa Forum : « We are partners, now »

This article is written by Juliette Decq.

From December 2nd to December 6th 2014, while diplomats from all over the world started negotiating a new global climate change agreement at Lima’s COP20, another significant event took place in several French and European cities: the 2014 edition of the China-Europa Forum co-organized by the Leopold Mayer Foundation on the theme of climate change. The final agreement text of the conference will be posted on the Forum website.

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Climate Action, CliMates, International Climates, Youth Empowerment

We are not clicking. We are fighting!

01Special article : One of the sessions of the CliMates International Summit took place 100% online, as a truly unprecedented experiment of what collective intelligence can do. Thanks to a simple shared document we provided an original answer to the question « How is youth climate mobilization changing the world?« .

While global leaders are expected to take action on climate change at COP21 in 2015, youth movements are getting involved to create the necessary anticipation and expectation that often act as the first spark of momentum. Youth movements driving action will determine the dedication and energy with which their own generations will protect the planet when it is their turn to lead. Often accused to stay sat behind a computer screen, young activists defiantly reject the image of being passive leaders in a digital era. In their own words: ‘We are not clicking. We are fighting!’ That spirit will also be felt during this week’s climate summit. What is the youth approach to pick up the fight?10609570_692073534208245_489807562162267840_n Lire la suite « We are not clicking. We are fighting! »