Empathy sdg13 Climate action

Recognise the difficulty in building empathy in relation to phenomena which occur over a long time frame and large distance. Recognise that climate change is also a human experience, which includes affect and emotion, values and subjectivity. Identify needs and connections within and beyond the human species (e.g. with marginalised people living in poor conditions, climate migrants etc., and with the loss of biodiversity, plants and animals). Develop your own and others’ coping mechanisms and sources of resilience when confronted with potentially overwhelming climate change related issues.

For example:

Use simulations and drama actions to help build and increase empathy towards the problem and to increase the perception of related risk as well as of the urgency to make a behaviour change.