A possible World
Follow the investigation of special agent Gaia, answer the questions and you will find out.
Let’s say things as they stand. To meet our current unsustainable consumption and production patterns, we are degrading Earth’s environmental capital, putting at risk the lives of future generations and condemning to extreme poverty and hunger million of people by exploiting those natural resources upon which their subsistence depend. But it’s not too late. Ensuring that our future needs can be met, and balancing our consumption with the environmental limits of the planet, is possible.
Simply. Just changing and start creating our possible world.
Change is contagious and starts with us. Now.
We believe a different world is possible and bet on younger generations to lead the way to the future we all want.
We engage youth to become environmentally aware and active citizens, promoters of the 7th Millennium Development Goal and protagonist in shaping their own POSSIBLE WORLD.
What's at stake
Over the last 20 years, CO2 emissions have dramatically augmented.
The high concentrations in the atmosphere are responsible for global warming posing risks to agriculture, food and water supplies.
By 2050, 2/3 of the world population will live in cities with poor air quality. PM10, a mixture of materials that can include smoke, soot, dust, salt, acids, and metals, is among the most harmful of all air pollutants that threaten both our health and our environment.
Given urbanisation and population growth, water use is projected to increase by 50% by 2025
In 2025, roughly two thirds of the projected global population will live in areas facing moderate to severe water stress.
INEQUITY IN ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION.
Now 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water while 1.1 billion remain without access to flush toilets and other forms of improved sanitation. Over 40% of people without facilities live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2050 2/3 of the world's population could be living in water emergency
Worldwide every year 5.2 million hectares of forest are lost.
The alteration of ecosystems brings a drastic reduction of biodiversity: every year about 30,000 living species disappear forever.
GLOBAL ENERGY DEMAND.
It is expected to grow up to 33% by 2035. If we keep on producing energy from non-renewable and polluting sources, global energy-related CO2 emissions could rise by 20% with devastating consequences on natural eco-systems.
BUT WE ALL SHARE A PLAN AND ONE GOAL
sustainable development in youth's words
Don't wait for others to act.
shape your own Possible World.
In 3 steps.
Enjoy A Possible World interactive installation
Check the sustainability of your lifestyle while discovering global environmental challenges
Watch videos and follow the news posted by our 2.0 young spokespersons from everywhere over the globe
Stay tuned with our Facebook pages to be updated on MDG-7 issues
Meet representatives from Burkina Faso and Haiti to discover what’s at stake in the South of the world
Apply for A Possible World international camp in Burkina Faso to experience at first-hands the struggle of African communities towards sustainable development
What you will be ready to do in your town to contribute to the 7th MDG? Share your ideas while having fun with A Possible World Open Book Labs
Shape with us new volunteering actions on MDG-7 apt to meet your interests, desires and needs
Undertake short or long term volunteering experiences on MDG-7 in your own town
Create and share contents on environmental issues in our vibrant Facebook communities
Start the change
Spread your enthusiasm and commitment for environment through your networks
Meet up with your friends to create local communities of MDG-7 promoters
Campaign on-line to virally sensitize other people on key environmental topics
Mobilize off-line for the 7th MDG through flash mobs, sit-in and other civic actions
Engage in an EU youth transnational network of MDG-7 promoters