CGTN America launches Day 4 of the Global Action Initiative

On Day 4 of CGTN America’s 2021 Global Action Initiative, we spoke to ordinary people who have adopted sustainable lifestyles and are now sharing their knowledge with others. This episode aims to showcase and explore how we, as citizens of the world, can reduce our carbon footprint in a practical and affordable way.


In the program, Zach Danz, host of TikToK channel “The Optimist” shares some sustainability tips and provides insight into what worries his audience about climate change.


Climatologist Peter Kalmus also explains what ordinary people can do to reduce their carbon footprint.


The United States produces more waste than any other country in the world – nearly 300 million tonnes each year. To deal with the growing problem of food waste, Katerina Bogatireva adopted a more sustainable lifestyle and opened an eco-friendly supermarket in New York which produced a total of 5 trash bags in one year.


Crystal Chissell, Senior Director of Drawdown Communities, emphasizes the importance of changing our eating habits and ending food waste to help fight climate change.


In addition to changing lifestyles, ordinary citizens should also have an impact in shaping policies to help the world tackle climate change. Alejandra Pollak, board member of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, explains what citizens can do to push lawmakers to pass more regulations related to global warming.


“Vulnerability to climate change is linked to gender,” said Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. It explains how and why women are more vulnerable to threats from climate change than men, especially in developing countries.


Finally, Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Foreign Minister, calls for more respect-based global cooperation to fight climate change.

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