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Want to change the world? Take up the issue of climate change

"If anybody wants to adopt an issue that is challenging, unpredictable, exciting, adventurous and gratifying, and will stretch our hearts and minds and capabilities to the utmost, this is it." Jimmy Carter

Video highlights from The Elders' dialogue with students, activists and young entrepreneurs in Paris, April 2014.

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Elders climate debate: the view from Twitter

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The Elders debate ethical leadership (part 2)

"There is good reason for young people in our world today to protest" – Mary Robinson

In part two of their ethical leadership debate, the Elders discuss accountability and governance in Africa, egalitarianism, and the role of protest movements worldwide.

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Growing up in post-conflict Northern Ireland

As world leaders gather in Belfast for the G8 summit, what are the challenges facing young people in Northern Ireland today?

The Elders met with a group of young people from Northern Ireland during their visit to Dublin last month, to hear about the legacy of sectarian conflict for them and their communities, from youth unemployment to the lack of political representation.

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Elders to Egyptian youth: "You are the future"

“It took us 12 years to write a constitution. Don't underestimate what you have done.” Jimmy Carter

Last week, to conclude their two-day visit to Cairo, the Elders took part in a televised discussion with young Egyptians on the momentous events that have changed their country – and their hopes and expectations for what comes next.

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Elders+Youngers: live debate in Oslo

What will a cleaner tomorrow look like? How do you empower young people? How can countries with different ideologies and cultures reach a consensus over our environment and development?

Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, and Gro Brundtland debated these questions with young activists Esther and Marvin at a public event in Oslo, with questions from a live online audience. Watch the video and join the discussion.

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Introducing: Esther

“For me sustainable development is much more than caring for the environment. It’s also much more than making money from our natural resources and from our economic growth.  It’s an intersection between the economics, the social, and the environment.”

Esther, from Nigeria, is one of four Youngers taking part in the Elders and Youngers, in the run up to the Rio+20 summit. In this video she gives an outline of her work and the future she wants to create.

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Introducing: Pedro

“I dedicate my life to help build a world where everyone can be free to self-determine how they want to live their lives”

Pedro, a socio-environmental activist from Brazil, is one of the four ‘Youngers’, taking part in the Elders and Youngers debate, leading up to the Rio+20 summit. He talks about his work with the Vitae Civilis Institute and explains the important role that promoting change has to play.