Gen Z takes on the climate crisis



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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.

    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.

    About the auhors

    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 | Website

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

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    This video interview appears in the youth edition of ECDPM's Great Insights magazine – check out the full issue or the other articles and multimedia below.

    A call for change from young people in Africa and Europe – Volume 10, Issue 1, 2021
    ECDPM dedicates this edition of Great Insights Magazine to young people. It provides young people from Africa and Europe a podium to make their voices heard on critical topics that are dear to them.
    22 March 2021

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