CGTN America launches Day 4 for Global Action Initiative

On Day 4 of CGTN America's Global Action Initiative 2021, we spoke to everyday people who have adopted sustainable lifestyles and are now sharing their knowledge with others. This episode aims to showcase and explore how we, as global citizens, can reduce our carbon footprints in practical and affordable ways.


In the program, Zach Danz, host of the TikToK channel "The Optimist" shares some sustainability hacks and provides insight on what his audience cares about with regards to climate change. 


Climate Scientist Peter Kalmus also explains what everyday people can do to decrease their carbon footprint.


The U.S. produces more garbage than any other countries in the world, that's nearly 300 million tons each year. To address the increasing food waste issue, Katerina Bogatireva adopted a more sustainable lifestyle and opened an eco-friendly supermarket in New York that produced a total of 5 garbage bags in one year.


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


In addition to changing lifestyles, regular citizens should also have an impact on policymaking to help the world fight against climate change. Alejandra Pollak, Board Member at the International Fund for Animal Welfare, explains what citizens can do to push lawmakers to pass more regulation related to global warming.


"Vulnerability to climate change is gendered," Pramila Patten, the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, said. She explains how and why women are more vulnerable to the threats of climate change than men, especially in developing countries.


Finally, Péter Szijjártó, Foreign Minister of Hungary, calls for more respect-based global cooperation to address climate change.

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