Turin is set to be the Fridays For Future (FFF) capital for five days next week when it hosts the movement’s second European Meeting from July 25th to 29th.
Although it is a European meeting, over 500 activists from 55 different countries worldwide are set to take part in debates, workshops and conferences to exchange ideas on how to combat the climate crisis, network and bond for the battles ahead. The heatwaves, wildfires and drought currently affecting many parts of Europe show that nowhere is immune to the climate crisis.
That said, people in the Global South have been hit first and hardest by the environmental emergency, even though their contribution to global heating in terms of emissions is relatively small. So, organizers are stressing the importance of having participants from MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas) countries at the meeting at Turin University’s Luigi Einaudi Campus. At the same time, the Piedmont city is also holding a parallel event, the Climate Social Camp, which will make it possible for participants to pitch their tents at Turin’s Parco della Colletta and take part in a range of events, including concerts.
Organizers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help finance the event, stressing that even small contributions help their efforts to reinforce the FFF movement and push for climate justice.
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