“[Earth] Durban,” a 25-minute documentary, chronicles the life and energy of the youth presence at the most recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa. By Devin L Altobello.
Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf of youth delegates. Just after her speech, she led a mic-check from the stage — a move inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests.”It always seems impossible until it’s done. So, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world: Deep cuts now. Get it done,” Appadurai says.
Sporting an orange t-shirt with the question, “How old will you be in 2050?”—referring to the fact that in 40 years the youth of today will be experiencing the effects of climate change while many of the leaders negotiating the treaty will be gone—Juan Carlos Soriano, at that time an Earth in Brackets member and student at College of the Atlantic, presented the youth statement to the plenary in Copenhagen, during the COP 15.
A documentary made by Anyuri Betegon about social power and praxis–how we can make change in the world.
We have been following the process leading up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and we are concerned with the lack of ambition and the lack of political commitment. This video lays out our main concerns, and out vision for an alternative future. In Rio de Janeiro in June, we will be reporting directly from the United Nations meetings and analyzing the politics straight from the halls of power as well as the alternatives given by the People. What is the Future We Really Want? What will it take to get it? By Nimisha Bastedo.
Anjali Appadurai, a graduate student from College of the Atlantic, gave a talk during a TED talk Dirigo event about her experiences with the UN environmental politics. She also shares her view on what it means to be “Radical”. By Anjali Appadurai.