The European Day of Sustainable Communities has for 5 years been helping to grow awareness of the potential impact of community-led action. This year it showcased over 400 communities across Europe. It is now part of a wider EU-funded partnership that includes the SPARK Youth Action for People & Planet campaign.
SPARK asserts that climate change is all around us but it’s impact is unequal. And those most affected by it, have done the least to cause it. Women and girls are hit hardest because social, political and cultural systems silence their voices, and limit their access to the resources and opportunities needed to withstand and adapt to climate change.