Starting a movement to fight for action on climate change can be a struggle, and it's even harder when you live in a country where collective action is frowned upon and questioning the government is most certainly discouraged. In this interview, we talk to Howey Ou, China's first ever climate striker and a strong-willed leading voice in the country's climate movement.
Land, water and air pollution, floods, deforestation and droughts. Where Jennifer Villarroel comes from in Argentina, these are all issues that she has witnessed first hand ever since she was a child. And they're a big reason why now she's calling upon the government - and the global community - to wake up and take action to protect our planet. We talk to her to find out more.
Brazil, once a global leader when it came to positive action on climate change, is, under its current leadership, increasingly turning into a danger instead. The work being done by environmental defenders from Brazil is more challenging - and more necessary - than ever before. In this interview we talk to one of them, Abel Rodrigues, about his fight.
What's it like to be a Fridays for Future activist in a country where striking for the climate isn't really "a thing"? In this interview we talk to 16-year-old climate activist Maureen Damen about her experiences as an environmental activist and diversity advocate, and the optimism she feels about people coming together to fight for a common goal.
The Philippines is one of the toughest countries to live in if you're an environmental activist. But that's not stopping the country's young people, who are demonstrating both on the streets and online and calling for immediate global action on climate change.
Climate change, power imbalances and social inequality are fundamentally connected. But that doesn't mean we can sit around and wait for the people in power to protect the planet.
No climate protection without climate justice! In the interview series "Voices of Climate Justice", we're investigating underreported perspectives from within the climate movement, in conversation with activists throughout the Global South.
City-bike share schemes have long been touted as an eco-friendly form of urban mobility, part of the sustainability package of any modern city. But has Paris’s adoption made it a greener city? And does bike sharing in general have genuine environmental benefits?
When it comes to e-waste, the world’s got problems. But the mismanagement of electronic materials has the potential to be revolutionised with a circular approach and a global vision.