“The bottom line is what matters here: Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction in humanity’s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature.” Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything
2050kids vision is to build a better future in collaboration with the people who inherit and will inhabit the world in 2050.
2050kids envisions a future where actions initiated today create a future free from the disproportionate impacts of a changing climate on the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our programs will focus not only on adaptation to climate change but also on reversing its progression.
2050kids projects align with the United Nations “Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” which introduces 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint to alleviate poverty, fight inequality and address climate change over the next 15 years.
2050kids works alongside vulnerable communities to build discovery-learning programs that mitigate local climate impacts. Our programs are designed to uncover and unleash the inherent skills and imagination needed to strengthen affected populations in creating sustainable livelihoods. We focus on those who have traditionally been overlooked for such reasons as:
- Lack of formalized education
- Disadvantage due to disability or poverty
- Disenfranchisement due to culture or geography
2050kids engages and empowers youth and their communities in sustainable solutions to adapt to and reverse the progression of climate change.
- 2050kids practices the principle of intergenerational equity — the belief that every person has the equal right to sustain their geographic and cultural identity and be equally involved in shaping their future.
- 2050kids works to empower the world’s most vulnerable populations, those which are disproportionately impacted by a changing climate.
- 2050kids incorporates Traditional Environmental Knowledge (TEK), tapping into inherent skills and imagination to create sustainable livelihoods.