We are environmental activists from different parts of the world. We designed the international campaign #ClimateChangingMe launched during the COP 23. The campaign aims to give a voice to all those ordinary citizens of the world who are impacted by climate change, yet often feel powerless and unheard. We have started this joint and inclusive journey as we believe it is urgent to connect the diverse experiences of the world, so as to make environmental and social justice the main pillar of a shared action that can bring about positive change: Change the minds, change the system, not the climate!
The international campaign #ClimateChangingMe originated from the collective work of young activists from four environmental organizations in Ecuador, Bulgaria, Nigeria and Italy, who took part in the Clim’Act Camp in Rome, a six-day summer camp aimed at strengthening their capacity to design and implement campaigns on climate change.
The organizations that took part in the project Clim’Act-YouthForClimate are:
Acción Ecológica / ECUADOR
Ecuadorian organisation created in 1989, it is a leading climate and environmental justice organization in Latin America.
Member of the network Oilwatch
A Sud / ITALY
Created in 2003, A Sud promotes environmental justice in Italy and at international level and supports impacted local communities involved in environmental conflicts.
Member of the network Ejolt.
E.R.A. / NIGERIA
Organization created in 1993, ERA is among the largest environmental justice organization in Nigeria, accounting over 2000 volunteers all over the country.
ZaZemiata / BULGARIA
Created in 1995, ZaZemiata is leading environmental organization working in Bulgaria for the development of sustainable alternatives to the fossil fuel energy model.
Member of Friends of the Earth Europe.
The campaign was developed also with the active participation of:
Yasunidos is civil society movement that diffends the Yasuni Park, world biosphere reserve, from fossil fuel extraction.