Guest Blog: Support youth climate change action

By Mariam Khalil, BA student, HEC - Montreal.

“We have been born into this world and we have to live with this crisis, and our children and our grandchildren. We are facing the greatest existential crisis humanity has ever faced. And yet it has been ignored." these are the words of Greta Thunberg, who led today a march, I took part in, in Montreal as part of the global youth mobilisation for climate and for the future of our planet.

The climate crisis is an emergency – we want everyone to start acting like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.  Our hotter planet is already hurting millions of people. If we don’t act now to transition fairly and swiftly away from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy for all, the injustice of the climate crisis will only get worse.

We need to act right now to stop burning fossil fuels and ensure a rapid energy revolution with equity, reparations and climate justice at its heart. Therefore, and in the framework of HEC humanitarian week, I took the initiative of helping, through fund raising, a Canadian environmental association called Equiterre.

Equiterre offers concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organisations, and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable. I would like to invite you to donate to Equiterre by clicking on the following link and choosing equipe 17. Together we can bring change in order to stop climate change! (Support by September 30th)

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