Interview of Alyaksandra Petrakouskaya from Belarus after the Training Course "Human change not climate change" in Yerevan
Can you give us your opinion about the project "human change not climate change"?
This is my first participation in non-formal training course and my first experience with
Erasmus+ program. I was impressed by how effective and interesting the methods of
education were. It is also important that the participants were able to share the
prospectives from the point of view of their countries and majors. Moreover, the
course was important because of networking.
According to you, is it too late to stop climate change? What would be the most effective policy to stop climate change?
It is definitely not late to take actions to stop climate change, it is actually the right
time. The policy that I consider the best is the policy based on implementation of the
principals of circular economy. In addition, it is extremely important that scientists and
people that take important decisions on the topic stay in constant cooperation.
In your opinion, what can young people do at a local level to mitigate the effects of climate change?
From my point of view, the main point is to be active and responsible, when it comes
to ecological issues at work and at home. We should not take it for granted, when an
employer for example does not care, how ecological the processes of the company
are, and take the initiative to change it.
What is the most important thing you have learned during the training? How do you plan to share and use your knowledge?
I have understood that the issue of climate change is complex and cannot be solved,
when we focus only on one aspect of life or one country. I have also learned
interesting education techniques and we are planning with my Belarusian team to
organize Oxford debates on ecological theme in the city of Minsk to raise awareness.