Comic book “Climate change challenge”

Comic book “Climate change challenge”

A comic book about climate change which is mainly directed at European teenagers

Global | 1 February 2019 – 01 February 2021

A recent project entitled “Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)”( aimed to strengthen cooperation on climate action across borders bringing together 34 municipalities, 57 schools and 11 organizations from seven European countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Romania). It was funded by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) and coordinated by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

In this context, it was decided to create a comic book about climate change mainly directed at European teenagers, and to be published in several languages. The book was entitled “Climate change challenge”, with both digital and paper versions in English and German. It was prepared by the editor Jacoby & Stuart (also expected to available in Portuguese in the second semester of 2021 by the editor Polvo). The book has about 80 pages in color, with format close to A4, and is freely available for download online in pdf format, in either of the two first languages. The paper version of the book in German and Portuguese are for sale, but you can request copies of the English version free of charge.

This comic book was created by Bruno Pinto (writer), Quico Nogueira (drawing) and Nuno Duarte (color). The plot revolves around a young character named Sofia, which is developing a board game about preventing dangerous consequences of climate change and adapting to its consequences. To collect material and ideas for this, she sets off with her little brother Gabriel on a train trip from Portugal to other countries in Europe. Based on real stories and interviews, the book addresses issues such as droughts, forest fires or floods. It also presents possible solutions for mitigation and adaptation through the views of climate activists, scientists, public officials and NGOs.

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