A Global Challenge
Teach-in Template: Videos that highlight the global nature of climate change, and international efforts to address it.
Playlist (5 videos)
Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, The Council of Canadians
Maude discusses the concept of the rights of nature as transformative and the push for a Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth at the United Nations.
Bill McKibben, Author, Educator, and Environmentalist
Bill conveys a passionate plea for action in the face of the already serious consequences of climate change.
Elizabeth Peredo, Author, activist ecologist and Director of the Solon Foundation
Elizabeth describes the impacts climate change is having on glaciers in Bolivia, what this means for access to water and why Global North countries have a responsibility to act. Info
David Suzuki, Geneticist, Writer and Broadcaster
David discusses humankind’s tremendous shift toward urban living at the very time when we most need to understand our connection to the natural world.
Patrick Bond, Director of the Centre for Civil Society University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa
Patrick describes why he takes hope from the growing climate justice movement going into the UN climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa (December 2011).