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Gen Z takes on the climate crisis


Hilda Flavia Nakabuye & Helena Marschall, ECDPM Great Insights magazine, Volume 10, Issue 1

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What do you do when the climate crisis hits your country and community? You mobilise, you strike and you show people what they can do to fight it. That is what Hilda Flavia has been doing in her country. She is one of the founders of Fridays for Future Uganda. We asked her to tell us about the impact the climate crisis is already having on the African continent, and why leaders should listen to young people like her when it comes to the single most important challenge humanity has ever faced.

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye is a 23-year-old Ugandan climate and environmental rights activist who founded Uganda’s Fridays for Future movement. She also advocates for greater gender equality and racial diversity in the climate change movement.

Twitter: @NakabuyeHildaF

Europe is one of the most privileged regions in the world. Despite contributing significantly to carbon emissions, it is yet to face the worst of the climate crisis. We spoke to Helena Marschall from Fridays for Future Germany about her perspective on what Europe and European leaders have committed to do to curb emissions, and on who should be listened to when discussing the climate crisis.

Helena Marschall is an 18-year-old climate activist and is studying economics at the university in Lüneburg, Germany. She has been involved with Fridays For Future in Germany and Europe since December of 2018.

Twitter: @helenamarschalI

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Hilda Flavia Nakabuye

Helena Marschall