The final piece that pushed me to take action was a recent study showing dramatic declines in insect abundances in German nature reserves. It not only touched me because I was (...)
Category: Climate change & political action
Koen De Ridder / Sr Researcher
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 (...)
Guido Gryseels / Director general
I have worked for more than 40 years on the challenges to food security in Africa. The main challenge to agriculture and natural resources management in Africa today is to find (...)
Sara Vicca / Post doc
Climate change strongly affects my daily life. Individual actions cannot bring emissions to zero within current context. Drastic policy measures are needed to change the context.
Jean-Francois Bastin / Postdoc
I'm working on adressing climate change from the fundamental understanding of global forest ecology. I study the impact of climate change on the global state of forests (carbon (...)
Violaine Wathelet / PhD student in sociology
Travelling by bicycle, buying products in cooperative supermarkets, marching for climate... All this is a good thing but...
Jean Pestieau / Professeur émérite UCLouvain
I am a physicist, specializing in the physics of fundamental interactions. I taught and did research mainly at the Catholic University of Louvain and before that at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Cinvestav (Mexico). For more than 50 years, I…
Charlotte Janssens / PhD student
I hope that #Wechangeforlife will incentive many others so that we create a society where we no longer talk about the sustainable option, but the standard one.
Stef Craps / Professor of English Literature
As a literary scholar who studies climate change fiction, I believe that focusing on individual lifestyle choices risks distracting from the policy debates we should be having.
Peter Galbusera / Researcher
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.