In a world where sustainability is a pressing need, young individuals are rising as powerful catalysts for change. Youth4planet, founded by Joerg Altekruse, an experienced documentary filmmaker, stands as a beacon for recognising and channeling the potential of youth in addressing global challenges, particularly through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through creative initiatives, workshops, and the new format of the Climate Action Dialogue, youth4planet empowers young voices to tell their stories. In the interview we’ll talk about the new format, the goals of y4p and what the plans are for the COP28 in December.
Joerg Altekruse: A Filmmaker’s Vision for Change
With a background in filmmaking, Joerg Altekruse understands the impact of visual storytelling in conveying complex topics like climate change. Moving beyond traditional media, he focuses on engaging young people through films crafted on their mobile devices. Y4p encourages young individuals to create films about subjects close to their hearts, such as sustainable living and dietary choices. These films not only raise awareness but also motivate their peers to join the movement, fostering a collaborative effort to address global challenges.
Empowering Youth to Drive Change
The urgency of climate change resonates strongly with young people, often leading to feelings of frustration and helplessness. Joerg Altekruse believes that every individual, regardless of age, possesses the potential to contribute positively. The initiatives of y4p, including the Climate Action Dialogue, equip young individuals with knowledge and tools to initiate sustainability efforts within their schools and communities. By empowering them to take action, y4p aims to create a network of motivated young change-makers who grasp the significance of sustainability and actively work towards transformation.
Be Part of COP28 with Youth for Planet
Are you an organisation, institution, or school passionate about creating a sustainable future? Join hands with y4p for COP28 and empower the youth to drive climate action. Together, we can inspire change, amplify voices, and shape a more sustainable world. Your involvement matters!