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Turin is next ‘Fridays for Future (FFF)’ capital

By Region Environment News North-west Italy

Turin is the Fridays For Future (FFF) capital for five days next week when it hosts the movement’s second European Meeting from July 25 to 29. Activists from 55 different countries will take part in debates, workshops and conferences.

Fridays For Future is primarily a European meeting. However, more than 500 activists from 55 different countries worldwide will take part in debates, workshops and conferences. The idea is to exchange ideas on how to combat the climate crisis, network and bond for the battles ahead.

The heatwaves, wildfires and drought currently affecting many parts of Europe show nowhere is immune to the climate crisis. That said, people in the Global South were hit first and hardest by the environmental emergency. This is despite their contribution to global heating in terms of emissions being relatively small.

As a result, organisers are stressing the importance of having participants from MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas) countries at the meeting at Turin University’s Luigi Einaudi Campus.

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A parallel event

 At the same time, the Piedmont city is also holding a parallel event, the Climate Social Camp. Participants at that event will be able to pitch their tents at Turin‘s Parco della Colletta and take part in a range of events, including concerts.

Organisers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help finance the event. They stress that even small contributions help their efforts to reinforce the FFF movement and push for climate justice.

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