EUROPEAN YOUTH IDEAS

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Climate emergency: Can we still save ourselves?

Extreme weather events, climate refugees, food insecurity, political unrest, melting of icecaps and permafrost, loss of biodiversity, rising sea levels... Climate change is real and it’s everywhere!

How can we transform society to ensure we fight climate change?

In this worldwide challenge, what is our individual role and what part should policymakers play?

What role do you see for science and technology, such as geo-engineering?

 

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Youth striking for climate
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Evelīna
10 October 2019

Nowadays a lot of youngsters are not enough informed about the climate changes we're experiencing in the nearest future. To make youngsters realise that our future environment is in our hands we could use social media to inform them by adding knowledgeable adds about environment before the videos or posts they're seeing on social media.

Evelīna
10 October 2019

We could make nontraditional plays about environment. There's plenty enough people who enjoys watching them. What's more plays can make you see things from different perspective that leads you to question your own life if it's really the way you want to live. I think that seeing something rather emotional have a really great effect on our society.

Evelīna
10 October 2019

We should make a fine that can be active near the regions of the seas. Everyone who brings easily blown away plastic near the sea and are caught bringing it gets a fine. Although it sounds a bit harsh it can work out and keep away seas from being contained by direct plastic litters. We already have a fine for smoking in public places so a fine for bringing unfriendly plastic near the seas could reduce the amount of the sea and ocean pollution.

Clotilde Marchand
11 November 2019

Today we should considere our environment differently. In fact, it makes nearly 200 years that begin massive resources extraction, like if the earth gave thoses resources to use as a christmas present. That is not true, today we must realise how works the world: all depend on all. It is like if every actor on the earth signed a contract with all others. We broke the balance of this interdependant system. This problem is not the result of humanity, is the result of massive production. Now we must tax the massive production and its members ( gaz/coal/petrol factory and all others that extract or make their business over natural resources, all). The contract I mentionned before would be respect only if tax permit to give back to the nature what we take. Like that we should use the proposition of the french " pacte finance climat" that develop a crisis action plan to save not banks but nature.
Citizen lobby begin but it is not enough. Politicals organisations must be the voice of their populations and now populations are saying that ecological politics must change.

Evelīna
10 October 2019

We should invent special bins where plastic litters can be thrown away and recycled. Since plastic is light-weight it can be easily blown away and enter rivers, seas later oceans where it turns into microplastic. If we invent special bins for plastic that don't let plastic to be blown away then it could help us to reuse plastic and save oceans from being contaminated by microplastics

Evelīna
10 October 2019

We should make events about environment why it's important to think how we live our lives. For example we can make an environment career based festival for youngsters that includes discussions about multiple career fields and how much impact on them the environment has. a lot of youngsters don't know what they want to do in life so it leads them to explore multiple career based events.

Elīza Stella Štraumane
10 October 2019

As most people make waste everyday by buying food in plastic and other not recyclable material packages - it would be great if there were more grocery stores where you could buy food without any packages or put the products in your own package. EU should make financial support or other type of support program specifically for zero waste stores, promoting more stores to be created.

Leolanda
10 October 2019

Each country must produce as many goods as possible for itself in order to reduce international freight transport. If there are any products that need to be transported abroad then it is a good idea to consider carefully the quantity of products we actually need so that they are not produced in excess and natural recourses would not be spent unnecessarily.

Leolanda
10 October 2019

We must plant as many trees as possible, especially in big cities. We should find alternatives like natural liquids for field spraying and stop using chemicals which also poison air. We should recycle as much as possible and should not keep waste in landfills.

Leolanda
10 October 2019

We all have to start with ourselves - waste must be sorted and disposed in special containers to reduce pollution. zero waste stores should be developed and we should go shopping with our own fabric bags and glass jars. We should use renewable energy sources like solar, wind, geothermal energy or biomass excluding fossil fuels for home heating. During summer we should avoid using air conditioniers and try opening windows and using fans instead.

Daina
10 October 2019

The youngest generations may not know the need to try save the climate but a great way to influence kids and teenagers would be through celebrities to show that their idol is doing something to protect the earth.

Daina
10 October 2019

A lot of people doesn't know how and what they can do to help the environment so the country can tell with brutal honesty what the country is lacking and needs to work on.

Daina
09 October 2019

Reevaluate lifestyle choices . If nothing changes there will be no future.

Daina
09 October 2019

Put more pressure on countries to have harsher regulations on factories and waste production and help designing better recycling systems and services.

Krista
09 October 2019

World and me... Imagine that time is stopped. You are at that point where you are now. Open your eyes and see what are around you. Nothing happens... You can be yourself without other people thoughts, ideas and goals. If we want to change something we have to start with ourselves. We have to think what we are and what we want to be. I started with my thinking. I thought that nothing will happen if I will not save water or will burn old journals. One usual day I started to think that someone do not have drinking water and someone is drowning because of rising temperature.
I realised that I can change these horrible things! I imagine two people in this danger every time when I am opening water tap or saying that I have too much old journals in my house. I hope that I help someone acting in such a way! I am inviting everyone to start with little things as I or someone else started. If everyone of us will change something in our everyday then world will be in safety.

Daina
09 October 2019

Sort all waste so it can be recycled and used as energy source.

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