Inspiring People: Youth & Climate was recorded by the Environmental Funders Network as part of a series to highlight the vital role of philanthropy in solving environmental and climate issues. In this episode, funder Kristina Johansson (Solberga Foundation) speaks to Hilma Angula (Next Generation Climate Advisory Board, Global Greengrants Fund, Namibia), Joy Munthali, (Green Girls Platform, Malawi) and Shamiso Mupara (Environmental Buddies Zimbabwe).
Climate change and environmental degradation are perceived by many as the “defining” environmental issues for young people. Long before Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future, young people around the world were organising to advocate for climate and environmental justice, zero carbon economies and inclusive climate policies that take into consideration the needs and demands of the next generations. Kristina, Hilma, Joy and Shamiso discuss how young people, and in particular girls and young women, are tackling the climate crisis in Southern Africa, and what inspires a funder to support their work.
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Our other programmes in this series are Rewilding with Ben Goldsmith, Isabella Tree, Alistair Driver and Derek Gow; and Plastics with Julia Davies, Louise Edge, Jo Morley, Julian Kirby and Tanya Bascombe