“… 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: Capitalism vs. The Climate.
2050kids envisions a future where youth-initiated actions today create a future free from the burdens of catastrophic climate change, poverty, and inequality.
2050kids vision is to build a better future in collaboration with the people who will inherit and inhabit the world in 2050.
2050kids initiates actions to create a future free from the disproportionate impacts of a changing climate on vulnerable populations.
2050kids works alongside 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 endorses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. This agenda charts a course for alleviating poverty, addressing inequalities and tackling climate change within the next 15 years.
- 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.