Idris Elba: We Can All Help Solve Climate Change
15 October 2020 Entertainment
Report says, Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, have said individuals can make a difference in tackling climate change.
Actor, producer and DJ, Idris said: “There is definitely something that we can all do. You are doing it now listening to this. There is hope. “Sabrina, who is a model and actress, added: “There is a method, there are steps.
“It isn’t just throw your hands in the air and go ‘the world is on fire’. “There are solutions and it’s figuring out what those solutions are and how we can each play a part because we do know that every person can make a difference.
“It is so easy to feel hopeless when you do hear all of that scaremongering but people can make a change. Each individual person.”
Climate change is often seen as a problem that’s so big, it needs to be tackled at the level of world governments. But the couple say every person can play a role.
The 10-part podcast explores issues and solutions around climate change. The couple feature in an episode which looks at the impact of climate change on our global food systems. Idris said he wanted to use his platform to “shine a light” on those most affected by global warming.
“There’s no shortage of voices talking about climate change and the green debate,” he said, “but there’s not much visibility on the people that haven’t much at all and still suffer climate change. “We look at small farmers as slightly unrelated to us, somewhere in the Sahara, but that food chain links to all of us.
“The effect is not apparent now, but it will be massively.” Sabrina and Idris are campaigners for the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
Some of IFAD’s projects aim to make food production more resilient to the impacts of climate change. They are piloting climate adaption technologies such as rainwater harvesting and supplementary irrigation. Sabrina said she and Idris had a strong passion for taking care of the planet for the coming generations.