Our planet, and with it, all living species, are in real danger. The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds the alarm: the warming of temperatures above 1.5°C will have very serious consequences on the climate, on species... The evidence is in front of us, very palpable, and the situation is serious: unprecedented heat waves, deadly droughts, melting glaciers, rising water levels, an increase in natural disasters... The health crisis we are experiencing is an ordeal for the entire world. But global warming is the major challenge of our time, to which we must add all the problems related to pollution, water scarcity, the threat to biodiversity, etc.
So what can democracy do to save the planet? It can do everything! It can demand that decision-makers at the global, national and local levels take action to preserve the environment and thus give full meaning to multilateralism. It can get the energy transition of industrial and economic sectors moving. It can change citizens’ behaviors. The youth from all around the world who are mobilizing for the planet have understood this and, although the times are serious, we can still hope for a better future.
Cartooning for Peace is pleased to illustrate all these crucial issues through the talent and humor of its cartoonists from around the world. A virtual and immersive exhibition, displayed as part of the World Forum for Democracy, to make us reflect, often smile, but above all, act!
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12 MONTHS, 1 QUESTION
Throughout this 9th World Forum for Democracy devoted to the environment, Cartooning for Peace illustrates the online campaign "12 months, 1 question" with a cartoon on the theme of the month.
Discover them throughout the year!
The cartoonists of Cartooning for Peace, invited to the World Democracy Forum in Strasbourg in 2019. © Sandro Weltin - Council of Europe
The association Cartooning for Peace was created in 2006 at the initiative of Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize and former General Secretary of the United Nations, and press cartoonist Plantu.
Cartooning for Peace is an international network of cartoonists committed to the promotion of freedom of expression, Human Rights and mutual respect among people upholding different cultures and believes, using the universal language of press cartoons.
Today chaired by the French cartoonist Kak, the 1901 law association is recognized as an association of general interest.
Plantu & Kofi Annan
DISCOVER ALL OF OUR CONTENT
ON THE ENVIRONMENT :
The educational exhibition
"Draw me the ecology"
"Ça chauffe pour la planète !"
("It’s getting warmer for the planet!")
currently visible at EDF Bazacle Complex,
of Toulouse (France)
The book "Ça chauffe pour la planète !",
published by Gallimard