Today, young people and youth organisations from all backgrounds are more connected than ever, through new technologies and social networks, relating concerns to global problems in order to provide solutions at their local level.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a greater connection between the world's young people through international conferences in the online world, causing massive participation and thus a strengthening in the debates, from which great links have emerged between youth from different continents, evidencing an unprecedented union, capable of breaking all cultural, ideological and territorial barriers. Democratisation in participation in these global problem events and not only promotes cooperation in the search for solutions, but also prepares the leaders of the next generation.
The most important problem in this time of pandemic for young people of the world is the current ecological crisis, where young people affirm the commitment to find solutions to the problem of the climate emergency, because it is a problem that is coming to us and will drastically change the world as we know it and young people assume the historical responsibility of joining in the fight against it.
The climate emergency is only part of the problem of the ecological crisis, which young people have inherited from previous generations, and which is putting in jeopardy the existence of life as we know it, and this does not arise from an inappropriate use of natural resources, of disrespect for the biophysical limits of the earth, of the loss of biodiversity, of the ecosystems that are destroyed every day. This contributes to these changes in environmental harmony generating a crisis, a crisis that gets out of hand if we do not act with much more intensity.
So far, many efforts have been made to raise awareness of this situation to people, so that every day more people join environmental activism, promote sustainability and exert pressure for a change of course in the system, it is not a generational whim or a fashion. Activists are in charge of interpreting science and democratising knowledge and adapting it to people, transforming scientific research and language into a simple message; easy to interpret and under a didactic narrative that helps them understand from their perspective what the problem facing humanity is.
Social networks have become a fundamental tool for the young people of the XXI century and they are using it in an exemplary way to act in the face of one of the greatest threats that humanity has faced, the Ecological crisis.
More and more people are joining in, using their accounts as a means of disseminating opinions about the issues encompassed by the ecological crisis, promoting awareness actions and little by little they are creating what I call the Green Block, a mass of activists who keep working on the digital agenda, all issues related to the climate emergency and ecological crisis, a great example of this is the #ClimateStrike promoted by Fridays For Future, where every Friday you can witness a large number of publications from around the world, in all languages sharing their messages, promoting debate, exposing the climate reality of different regions, connecting to and captivating more and more young people who are joining this global movement to act on this climate emergency.
We are immersed in the midst of one of the greatest demands for collective action made by humanity, a demand for life from each living being, a demand for the planet.