The concept of the circular economy (CE) represents a development model that aims to mitigate the negative impacts of human actions through the implementation of the basic principles of the '3Rs': reduce, reuse and recycle, with the goal of constantly maintaining the highest degree of utility and value for products, components and materials. The basic principle, therefore, of the circular economy is the creation of economic value for those products that until now have been regarded as industry waste.
With the SPARK consortium (the group of 20 European NGOs with whom we have been working for over three years now), a few months ago we met for the annual coordination meeting in Bologna, and it was on that occasion that the idea of bringing together young climate activists from all over Europe and beyond, also involving many young people from the countries of the Global South, was born.
That's when the Ticket To The Future activity was born, which has just ended, in which 140 people including staff from organisations and young people travelled by train to Barcelona, where the Fixing To The Future Festival was held.
Food, energy, and water are essential resources for human life on Earth and are highly interconnected. For instance, agriculture, with its significant global impact, accounts for about 70% of total freshwater withdrawals. This sector is the largest user of water resources worldwide, demonstrating how water is a crucial component of the food chain, involving agricultural production, forestry, and fishing.
Little ambition at the Climate Ambition Summit, except for Secretary General Guterres, developing countries and very few developed countries. Excluded from the event were the U.S., China and India, further evidence of the G20's lack of leadership. The message that emerges is that it is still possible to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, but the big issue remains the shift away from fossil fuels, which is still opposed by several countries.
An insufficiently ambitious policy statement emerges from the SDG Summit, along with few new proposals. Positive signs: international consensus on the need to reform the international financial system and confidence in multilateralism. High ambition shown instead by civil society and other non-governmental stakeholders at the SDG Action Weekend.
We care about our planet and we want to act for the climate!
We are a non-profit association created to tackle the climate crisis and ensure a sustainable future for Italy.
Impacts on ecosystems, societies and economic activities are an increasingly urgent problem that affects us all, without exception. For this reason we are working to ensure that the climate change becomes a priority in the public debate and occupies a central role in the national political agenda.
We are engaged on a daily basis in education, dissemination and advocacy activities, which aim to combine scientific rigor and the ability to address different audiences.
We collaborate with other associations, local groups, companies and public authorities, both at an Italian and international level, in the belief that the answer to this great challenge can only be collective.
We have been working since 2011, valuing the commitment of many people, and we will continue to do so to promote the change we need.
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