Do we see the real impacts of climate change in European cities, can we find solutions for them together? Solutions not only from scientists or politicians but from ordinary citizens who also can influence decisions. See and show it loud, tell people their own story, let them solve it. We want to collect real keen people's climate stories, match with data behind, share them widely and find solutions with citizens. Real climate consequences are always live stories and we can change them!
Lisboan, Portugal or Brussels, Belgium
Project will reflect moving towards sustainable solutions that are human-centered and responsive to climate change. The project is designed to help citizens identify their problems and see the relationship between local and global, from own safety to sustainable solutions for the city and Europe.
Big picture&connections- common people's problems that arise in European cities due to climate change seen&shared
Dialogue&engage- space for participatory seeking of urban solutions created
Honest solutions designed from and for citizens&change makers developed for implementation, available online
-Give context.20 stories will collect from each participating cities (video/photo+2 paragraphs)
-Show correlation. Analize&combine stories with dry city climate data
-Bring attention. Share stories in social networks on the organizations' pages and media
-Share learnings with stakeholders.3 workshops by teams of different groups of citizens
-Spread the word.10 best developed solutions will be shared at social media and online resources, purposed for further implementation to decision makers
We as activists of different cities day by day watch climate impacts on our lives but citizens usually don't see connections. Old edicational approaches don't work. We want climate challenges understanding and solution searching become commonplace for any and cities become more climate responsible.
We want to do it for citizens who suffer from the effects of climate change /vulnerable groups.
We want to see as paricipants at the stage of:
- story collecting- сitizens who are already affected by climate change
- finding solution- active citizens (artists, officials, activists, teachers etc)
What's cool? What would you change? Who might this idea be interesting as well? Don't hesitate to share with us your climate stories and feeling - do you see climate change in your city?