"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.
The Elders discuss what they mean by 'speaking truth to power’, and how their status as Elders allows them to – as Jimmy Carter put it – “go where we please, meet with whom we choose, and say what we believe."
Why are The Elders focusing on climate change? Which countries are showing real leadership on the issue? And how can young people mobilise fellow citizens and push their leaders to take stronger action?
Jimmy Carter and Hina Jilani discussed these questions and more with students and climate activists on Tuesday.
The Elders are independent global leaders, brought together by Nelson Mandela, who offer their collective influence and experience to support peace building, help address major causes of human suffering and promote the shared interests of humanity.