Video Report: #klimastreik – A Monumental Day in Kassel

by Shorouk Elkobros

This week, I participated at the Tropentag 2019 conference as a student reporter. Held in Kassel, Germany, Tropentag 2019’s theme was filling gaps and removing traps for sustainable resources management. Tropentag 2019 coincided with the global climate strike on September 20th. In Kassel, I joined students striking from all over the city.

This is a monumental moment for the future of our climate. In the video, Dr. Tony Rinaudo, a keynote speaker at Tropentag 2019, talks about the next generation’s clear vision and the importance of movements such as Fridays for Future. Dr. Rinaudo is a Natural Resources Management Specialist and agronomist who has worked for World Vision for a number of years. He was awarded the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, also known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for his significant work across Asia and Africa. 

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Acknowledgments: 

Many thanks to my Tropentag 2019 reporters team: Sèyi, Naji, and Rasha.

Many thanks to Dr.Tony Rinaudo for his contribution, and for those who stand behind the science. 

Check: Fridays for future 

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This blogpost is part of our series about current protest movements for more climate protection – see a list of all posts here.