As leaders fail to act in a time of crisis, it's easy to doubt the positive effects of activism. But there are many examples of when the climate movement has contributed to meaningful progress. The marches ahead of COP 21 emboldened world leaders to work out the Paris agreement, tireless advocacy for a carbon fee and dividend system has led to the adoption of such policies in Switzerland and Canada, and the school strike movement continues to amplify our sense of emergency.
The initial video - Homefront - Facing Australia's Climate Emergency- is with rights from Breakthrough, National Centre for Climate Restoration, available at https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au...It focuses on the security threats and presents some of Australia's former security, defence and political leaders who all warn us that climate change is 'a catalyst for conflict' and a 'threat multiplier' as it fuels instability in the world’s most vulnerable regions.
But as we know progress has been much too slow. We already experience the effects global warming has on our security, well-being, and social stability.
Security analysts and military personnel are often among the most forthcoming about the seriousness of our situation, as it is in their DNA to assess systematic risks.
This is a broadcast about hope through activism and the clarity of the security perspective. Welcome!
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Hosting this global broadcast is Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, an expert moderator, lecturer and devoted workshop-leader in facilitating sustainable development. Catarina moderates for the EU Commission, the Swedish Government, corporations, local municipalities, and universities. She lectures based on the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals internationally and has TV-skills from her background as a television program host at SVT, Swedish Public Television.
Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 100,000 partners in nearly 192 countries More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and is focusing on stepped-up climate action and youth empowerment.
Our Kids' Climate brings together groups working to protect the kids we love from the escalating climate crisis. Our aim is to inspire and empower more parents to start organizing and take action. We provide a platform for groups to collaborate, access tools and support, and act together at key moments.
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We Don’t Have Time is a social media network for everyone who wants to be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. If a large enough number of people want change, and if that energy is directed towards those in charge – change comes. But we don’t have time to wait. The social network is operated by the company WeDontHaveTime AB (publ), whose majority shareholder is the WeDontHaveTime Foundation. The Foundation’s principal purpose is to contribute to a reduced climate impact and an ecologically sustainable environment. Our headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden.