Start date: 29 January 2021
End date: 29 January 2021
The Ecology, Climate, and the Environment thematic space within the World Social Forum aims to exchange experiences from different parts of the world to see how the environmental struggles can be part of a system change. It begins with an intercontinental dialogue in which the two current issues of climate emergency and species extinction are discussed together. This is followed by four parallel sessions, which end with a subsequent self-organized assembly where the results of the various sessions during the day and a pre-started declaration process lead to proposals for a joint action plan for continued cooperation between popular movements to change the system and stop environmental destruction.
Representatives of Young Friends of the Earth (Young FoEE) will take part in the parallel session 1: SYSTEM CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE! (starting at 2.00 pm, CET)
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We will talk with other youth organisations about the crossroads which the climate movement is facing. After great successes with school strikes in all parts of the world and disruptive actions to draw attention to the climate emergency, the question is how to proceed? In Europe, the climate movement has begun to take action against EU agricultural policy while demanding the fulfillment of the Paris Agreement. The Covid19 pandemic highlights the importance of stopping species extinction posed worldwide by climate activists. More and more people are also beginning to question the military rearmament that takes resources from the social and ecological transformation of society that is needed. How do young climate activists view the current situation and continued work for system change not climate change? How can cooperation with other popular movements be developed?