Mr. JOSHUA MWANGALA
ZAMBIA, SMALL SCALE FARMER AT THE MUMBWA DISTRICT
Joshua, a 50 years old small scale farmer in Zambia, raised his voice when he was asked why Scotland should "Give it 100%" in efforts to cut emissions. Joshua highlighted how he understands that the life-style in the Global North is unlikely to change. However, he also demands to not maintain it at the expenses of Global South countries.
In the past few years we have had double tragedies because of a combination of little rain and too much rain in the same rain season.
We cannot stop rich and powerful countries from running their industries but they should consider assisting us ways of surviving climate change. For instance boreholes and seed capital will help us run businesses. Since rich countries contribute to climate change they need laws to help regulate themselves.
The most vulnerable communities are the ones that suffer the most from the consequences of climate change, just like Joshua, who has had to live with extreme weather events and not enough resources.
I foresee hunger this year due to the effects of climate change in terms of drought and floods.
For these, and many more reasons, Scotland Give It 100%!