I am Hendrik Wouters, researcher at Ghent University. I study the emergence of heat waves, drought and intense precipitation. I have participated in the latest climate report from (...)
What moves me the most is the definitive disappearance of species and the climate sceptic movements. I try to be an actor of change on a daily basis.
Societal change, not climate change, requires political will. And this, in the end, requires pressure from citizen, at all levels of society.
In our struggle to make this world a better place, our best weapon remains our determination to change ourselves. "Be the change you want to see in this world." Mahatma Gandhi
Scientific evidence shows that climate changes are ongoing. To mitigate those changes, we need to rapidly change our lifestyles, and not wait for a strong political action.
I made changes in my daily life. I still feel powerless to fight climate change. Stopping lobbies and populism's influence on politicians is the key to the ecological transition.
In our team at VITO we focus on the impacts of climate change, in particular in cities. One of the main outcomes of our work in recent years is that, under the business-as-usual (...)
While individuals can deliberately change their own lives, the key to reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement lies in cross-sectorally consistent and ambitious policies
Climate action should not only be taken top-down (policy) but also bottom-up. Within this testimony I give an overview of my personnel actions to live in a more sustainable way.
Biodiversity, climate and human well-being go hand in hand but are deteriorating. We, politician and citizens, need to act urgently in a holistic and realistic way.