World leaders commit to climate action. So do we.

Campaigns

Georgia Potton is a Campaigns Coordinator at Restless Development, leading our new climate change campaign. In this post she celebrates World Earth Day, the signing of the Paris Agreement and showcases the youth activists taking local action across the UK.

If we’re going to solve the world’s problems, every day counts and young people know it.

Campaigns

Catriona Currie is the Campaigns Manager at Restless Development and is overseeing the global Youth Power Campaign. In this post she reflects on the campaign launch and how young people are leading the way to a better world.

What climate activists can learn from Sunday School leaders

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Robert White is a development economics and planning consultant based in London. In this post he considers the need for increased public support of emissions mitigation policies and encourages everyone to play their part.

We can’t all be ‘young heroes’, but everybody can inspire change. To make a difference you don’t need to fly to Paris, work for a green start-up, or get teargassed by the Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité.

Restless Development’s first ever Green Week.

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Last week marked Restless Development’s first ever global  ‘Green Week’. It was a huge success as staff in the UK, Tanzania, India, Zimbabwe & Nepal took part in activities and challenges designed at raising awareness of climate change and how we can all do our bit to help the environment.

Aligned with the second week of the UN Climate Talks in Paris, Restless Development’s Green Week saw staff and volunteers come together to share their voice calling for a #CoolerPlanet.

At first I tried to ignore it, but the piercing heat reached unbearable heights

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Rumbi lives in Zimbabwe. Growing up, she noticed the change in her country brought about by climate change, and its stark effect on poverty in communities. Rumbi’s blog is part of our #coolerpanet series, bringing perspectives on climate change from young people around the world.

November , 2015 , I experienced heat I had never experienced before, I could not concentrate at work. At first I tried to ignore the piercing heat but it reached unbearable heights, my head started aching , the sweating got worse and was ultimately followed by a nose bleed . I asked what this heat was and I was told that it is called a heat wave. I asked what could have caused such disturbing temperatures, and the answer I got was ‘climate change’.

Climate change – not your problem?

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As part of our #CoolerPlanet series in the run up to climate talks in Paris (COP21) in December, Ronagh Craddock, a campaigner with Restless Development and UKYCC, explains why we can’t just leave tackling climate change to environmentalists. The #CoolerPlanet series is publishing new perspectives from young people all over the world on how climate change is affecting their lives.

We cannot think about climate change when we have hungry stomachs.

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In the first instalment of our #CoolerPlanet series, Kabita from Nepal, a recent International Citizen Service volunteer, explains how climate change is affecting her country already and the trouble they have in tackling it amongst many other issues facing the country. The #CoolerPlanet series will be publishing new perspectives from young people all over the world in the build up to the crucial climate talks (COP21) in Paris this December.

Despite being a relatively small country, Nepal has a diverse climatic structure ranging from tropical in the south to alpine to the north. The country has three distinct geographies: the snow covered Mountains, the slope Mid-hills and flatland of theTerai. So we face all kinds of climate change threats.