The Human Initiative Project is a global platform for best practices in climate solutions from all over the world. What makes it different from other platforms is that the focus is on human connections and building relationships that go beyond the surface level. We appeal to the human nature in everyone and we intend to do that by sharing stories, experiences and motivations of individuals involved in climate change efforts. We focus on the stories, e.g. how is climate change impacting someone in Africa or why is someone in Germany working to combat climate change? On the geographical level, these are two different, very far apart places, however, what unites them is the common thread of climate change. This is often overlooked and more importance is given to the scientific facts and figures, forgetting that it is real humans who constitute these numbers. At the bottom line, we are dealing with very feeling, emotional beings and at the core of this project is to use stories to appeal to this feeling, emotional side within all of us, to bring about lasting, sustainable change. It is hoped that through this process, we not only share the best practices from around the globe but also motivate others to take similar action.
Objectives and beneficiaries
The objective is to connect humans all over the world, to unite them in combating climate issues.
Strong points of the solution
The strong point or the unique proposition is the human element. Instead of dealing with numbers or statistics, in this project, we deal with 'real' humans, who have a face, a personality and most importantly, a story to tell. It is through sharing these stories and getting to know each other that we aim to bring about a difference.
Expected results and benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation
The expected results and benefits involve better understanding and compassion among those involved and an enhanced motivation in addressing the climate change.
Scalability potential of the solution
The project is expected to have a global outreach.
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