“As youth we should strive to prevent consumerism, demand that we be included on the work and conference agendas being carried out in favor of climate justice, and participate in the popular movements. We who see the problem on the ground demand a non-capitalistic economic model."
That is what the youth present at the gathering on Social and Environmental Justice said. The event brought together the groups that are working directly on a redirection toward Environmental Education and Green Economy, as part of their concern over climate change.
The youth ideas and demands were presented to the representatives of different institutions of Latin America and other countries present at the Ecumenical Youth Caravan, held on the second day of the Peoples’ Summit taking place in Rio de Janeiro through June 22.
Bastián Torres Durán is a young Chilean journalist, who along with Reyna Guerrero Cordero from the Dominican Republic, also a young journalist, are part of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) Youth Network taking part in Rio +20, together with the World Student Christian Federation (WSCF).
Photo: Rio +20 CLAI Youth Ministry