Welcome to How About YOU(th), where young people are talking about Climate Change and the Change they are making. MIJARC Europe is hosting this loudspeaker of young voices letting everybody know that change is coming whether they like it or not.
Geneviève Savigny is volunteer at European Coordination of Via Campesina (ECVC) and involved in working groups on food sovereignty and on the Common Agricultural Policy. She explains us the main points of the Farm to Fork Strategy which has been presented through the European Commission on 20th of may and is a paper for the future of food supply chains and relations between consumers and farmers.
Here it goes to the Strategy and to the sources of this interview:
We, Claire and Christian, members of the Commission Agriculture and Rural Development, met two persons working along the food chain production in Germany. We spoke with them about what sustainability means for them and which challenges they are facing. We focussed on generation renewal and the conflict between the economic and the environmental dimension of sustainability. The issues are big and we could have discuss much longer!
Our Board member Sarah, Commissioners Justus and Naira from the "Agriculture Commission" are talking about the consequences of climate change on agriculture. They carried out interviews with farmers and food producers to find out what challenges they face in their production and how they try to overcome those challenges.
"I believe that there is no other way than linking social and environmental issues to build our society" (Encyclical Letter Laudato Si) François from MRJC shares his experiences of being part of the World Social Forum and why he thinks, that especially for us as youth movements, this quote by Pope Francis is so important.
Ben from KLJB was present at the COP25 in Madrid and puts the connection between media and climate change in the focus of this episode. At the Climate Conference he was able to interview journalists from Spain who share their experience with us.
For us following means today to interfere in politics, economy and society. One of the events where KLJB is doing this is the International Green Week and Sarah from the national board in Germany showcases what will happen in Berlin and why it is such an important event.
Roman from fimcap attended the COP 25 in Madrid and shares his impressions with us. If we want to give young people a voice in this process then we need to adress how they really can be involved. We have a very special role in this- representing people who are not able to vote yet. We need to continue to fight on their side!
Fiona Lally from CEJA is talking about the importance of young farmera being involved in the battle against climate change. While agriculture admits green house gases it also has the potential to capture carbon. Young farmers must play an important role to ensure a sustainable and resilient agricultural sector in the future.
Those of us who live in rural areas in a warm dry region need regular rains to plant, feed and meet the needs of those who live in cities and depend on farmers for their survival.
This episode will be in portuguese and english. João de Deus is part of the MIJARC World board, lives in Brazil and shows you how he thinks about the current situation in the world and especially for people living in rural areas in Brazil.
In total 1,3 billion tonnes of food are thrown away worldwide every year. Regardless of how much work has gone into our food. Justus Kathmann from the MIJARC Europe Agricultural Commission shares his ideas about christmas with us in this episode.
Christmas is a time for community. Christmas is a time to give something back. If we want to change something: when, if not at Christmas
Less impact, less work and less luxury is not equal less happiness- on the contrary!
Rob is talking about Extinction Rebellion, his personal way of how to life sustainable and what needs to change in society and especially in finances.
Water and Energy is one of the most important topics to him and we need to think about how to use it carefully.
" Let us be misfits, dreamers, ambassadors. For this country, for this world. And believe and hope that this vision will carry us into the future."
Today on the 10th of December you will hear a text from Franz who is a member of KLJB, or german member organization.
He wrote this text about the KLJB slogan for the 70 th birthday of KLJB Regensburg. And you will hear it in the german original and the English translation
A Bulgarian saying is: During your life you should create a home, raise a child and plant a tree. Why planting a tree? Yonko Dodev explains his vision about this topic and why forests are so important.
Ole is currently in Brazil and shows us another side of this city and the work he is doing there. The creativity and the beauty of the young people is inspiring him. He tells us what he learned from them and wants to multiply when he is back home.
Giorgio Gotra made the experience that it was not easy to make the first step. A Lifestyle Change takes time and needs small steps especially at the beginning.
But Change starts with us! What are you waiting for?
Vinni Orsini from the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean, shares with us how Climate Change affects his beautiful home and why it forces a lot of people to give up their traditional way of living.
For a lot of people Christmas is a celebration of consumerism and we want to think about what Christmas should actually be about.
As the liturgical beginning of the year starts with the advent, we want to use this time to hear 24 inspirational stories of change to prepare ourselves for Christmas together.
36 young change makers are sailing from Europe to the UN Climate Conference in Chile to call for fair and sustainable travel for all! We talk to Clara about their demands, daily life on the boat and the situation now that COP25 in Chile is cancelled. Follow "sail to the cop" on Instagram and facebook to see how the adventure continues:)
Interview with Ranjan Panda of Water Initiative Odisha, who is a researcher, environmentalist and activist for over 30 years. He talks to us about the realities in India and the climate change they are facing at the moment. What do we have to do and how does he invision our future?
Nicola Tesla said there’s enough energy on Earth for it to become the second sun. But what are the most efficient ways of using the produced energy? This episode tells about energy efficiency and renewable energy potential of Armenia to influence on climate change. You will also learn about the first solar-powered bus stops in Armenia, where people can charge their phones and gadgets.
Kim van Sparrentak is a Young Candidate for the European Parliament and we asked her about her Engagement as a Climate Activist.
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