CLIMATE CRISIS: The Pressure from Young People Has Been Transformative Says Environmental Expert

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In the New Net Zero show on the Planet Classroom Network, Oxford Net Zero Director Sam Fankhauser states, “young people have got the climate change message across and it’s been powerful.”

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The challenges faced by the world’s nations to replace fossil fuels that are damaging our environment with renewable energy and technology is a critical global priority. How do you solve a societal challenge of this magnitude?

In Net Zero Speaks with Sam Fankhauser, Fankhauser tells Net Zero’s climate entrepreneur and the Founder of Cool The Globe, Prachi Shevgaonkar, that, “climate change is so urgent we have to throw a portfolio of solutions at the problem. The pressure from young people has really been transformative. Young people have got the climate change message across and it’s been powerful.”

Fankhauser is Professor of Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Oxford, the Research Director of Oxford Net Zero and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics.

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The Protect our Planet Movement in association with Planet Classroom has launched the acclaimed Net Zero video and podcast series in which 24 youth climate activists from the Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement in association with Planet Classroom ask international thought leaders working on the environment the big questions as to how their nations are progressing towards their 2050 Net Zero pledges.

About the Protect Our Planet Movement

The Protect Our Planet (POP) Movement is an initiative designed to address the urgent need to share information and knowledge with the youth on solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN, mitigate climate change, and adapt to its growing impacts. Intended to ultimately reach the size, scale, and momentum to become a global movement, POP mobilizes the youth worldwide to take collective action needed to mitigate climate change and protect threatened ecosystems.

About the Planet Classroom Network

The Planet Classroom Network, organized by CMRubinWorld, brings together musicians, dancers, video game creators, filmmakers, activists, learning innovators and emerging technologists from around the world to entertain, educate and engage youth, and to provide a rich cultural experience for all. Content showcased for youth and by youth on the Planet Classroom Network is provided by 30 cultural organizations from around the world. Young people globally played a significant role in conceptualizing, creating, and producing the network's vision and programming.

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