Together for Climate and Peace
At different moments in history, reality presents us with different challenges. The creation of SCI in 1920 was a response to the challenges of the time: war, destruction, injustice and violence.
One of the greatest challenges of today is the environmental crisis, which is a threat to peace and human rights.
We are living at a time when it has become obvious that efforts to promote peace must go hand in hand with efforts to protect nature and the climate.
Human activity is the cause of climate change and environmental destruction. Our economy, which is based on the use of fossil fuels, and the consumer culture of countries in the rich North (in other words, including Poland) are leading to harmful changes in nature: the extinction of plant and animal species, soil depletion, ocean acidification, desertification and deforestation.
The costs of these actions are borne primarily by those who contribute least to this crisis. Communities around the world are already struggling with the consequences of climate change: unpredictable weather patterns, floods, droughts that lead to devastation, crop failures and famine. These phenomena, in turn, entail an escalation of already existing social conflicts (e.g. in Syria, Somalia), destabilisation of states and breakdown of social bonds in those regions of the world that are already facing other challenges.
It is predicted that by 2040 more than 200 million people will be forced to leave their homes due to disasters caused by climate change. In the coming decades, we will witness a phenomenon already referred to as climate displacement, on an unprecedented scale.
Stowarzyszenie Jeden Świat – SCI Poland, as well as other organisations affiliated with the Service Civil International movement, have been working for climate justice for years.
Do you want to get involved?
Join the School of Climate Justice!
A free interdisciplinary course for educators, activists, science and humanities students, animators, NGO workers and volunteers, taking place from February to June 2022, with follow-up activities during the summer.
Coordinate a volunteer camp for peace, climate protection and nature conservation
For over 25 years, we have been organising such camps in Poland, we call them workcamps. There is usually a group from 8-10 volunteers both from Poland and from abroad, and the group is guided by two trained volunteers acting as campleaders. The next 3-day training will take place in March in Poznan. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact us.
Join the Planetarians
Planetarianki i Planetarianie is an informal group bringing together inhabitants of this planet who want to get active to protect it.
The non-fomal group Planetarianki i Planetarianie is a partner in the project.