Already now we feel the advanced impact of climate change. According to the Norwegian Refugee Council three times more people flee their homelands from extreme environmental accidents, than from war or civil conflicts. Many of them are internally displaced persons seeking new perspectives and protection within their own borders. Although countries of the Global South just contribute minimally to CO2 emissions they are particularly affected by climate change. Climate justice means that countries that bear the main responsibility for global warming have to assume global responsibility for consequences and limiting of climate change. Climate justice also includes generational equity and environmental responsibility: instead of leaving environmental conditions for future generations behind which are at least as good as they are now, the CO2 intensive standard of living leads to a situation where future generations have to overcome the hardly predictable impacts of climate change.
Youth Climate Action Day is a worldwide movement of young people who are concerned about climate change and global injustice. Since 2012 young people in several countries of the world start concrete actions for climate protection and climate justice around the date of the UN-Climate Conference. They point up possibilities for action and learn from each other. The many ideas and actions are shared via social media and become visible on the Climate Action Day world map.
The annual UN-Climate Conferences are an attempt to find answers on climate change and to limit earth heating. This year, the UN Climate Change Conference will meet from November. 30 to December. 12 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It will be about the concrete efforts of the countries to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. In addition, the representatives of the countries will discuss protective measures against the consequences of climate change and negotiate the money that must be raised for this and for the Loss and Damage Fund.
Everyone of us can do something and at the same time show the policy makers what is important to us.This is how we can work with one spirit and empower each other!