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Let's Talk About: Material Extraction

Material Extraction
TV? Laptop? Smartphone? Smartwatch? Earphones? External hard drive? E-bike? Raise your hand if you have at least two of them.

Let's Talk About: Agrochemical Companies

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Polo? Paraquat? Dichloropropene? Have you ever heard about these pesticides? Probably not, since they are banned in Europe. 

So, why are we still talking about them? 

Let's Talk About: Tap Water

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Water is the essence of every life form on Earth. In Switzerland, we enjoy one of the best public water distribution services in the World. However, other countries are faced with a reality where vital water sources are being privatized and monetized, with Swiss Multinational corporations playing an important role.

Let's Talk About: Bees and Pollinators

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Today we are going to talk about bees and pollinators!

It has been estimated that bees pollinate more than 1/3 of the plants we eat! Most fruits and veggies, nuts, herbs, species, oil crops, etc.
In total bees pollinate up to 80% of the plants on the planet!

COP23: perspective from the most vulnerable

COP23 took place in 2017. This peculiar edition was organized by the Republic of Fiji, island country in Melanesia, but was hosted in Bonn, Germany, for practical reasons.
Key topics of the edition were in fact island states, which are the ones that are more strongly feeling the effects of climate change today and will probably experience the strongest impacts in the future. 

COP24: Text adopted, ambitions abandoned

Representatives of 190 countries attending the COP24 climate summit in Katowice accepted the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, which limits global warming to less than 2˚C. But to achieve this result, it took a lot of negotiation and patience, as the delegates of Swiss Youth for Climate observed.

COP22: the Good, the Bad and the Money

What do you do when you get 196 countries to sign a major agreement that will shape our future economies and societies? You celebrate, right? Well, not quite...

COPs: not only negotiations

The Conference of the Parties are built on multiple levels: there are not only the negotiations, but many other discussions and events going on around the venue...

Youth engagement at COPs

How can youth and in particular Swiss Youth for Climate's delegates be engaged in these international events?