Elders + Youngers
- By Jack Preston -
- May 03, 2012
The Elders, the politically independent group of notable public figures, are joining forces with a group of young people to increase their collective understanding of what it means to live together sustainably.
Four Elders – Desmond Tutu, Gro Brundtland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Mary Robinson – will be meeting with four youngsters in order to tap into their knowledge and add a different, younger perspective to the sustainability debate.
The group, which consists of Esther (Nigeria), Marvin (China), Pedro (Brazil) and Sara (Sweden) are committed to putting sustainable development into practice and are already working to make sure that young people’s concerns are represented in decision-making at the global level.
Over the eight weeks leading up to the Rio+20 summit in June, the Elders+Youngers will come together online to articulate the challenges and debate the solutions. At the summit itself, they will continue the conversation face-to-face.
If you yourself would like to join in the debate the The Elders would love to hear from you. So if you’ve strong views on how to tackle the pressing environmental issues in the face of immediate economic difficulties then head on over to The Elders website.