Young people from around the world unite to make rich polluters pay

Ticket To The Future will see 100 young people travel by train on October 11 from Paris and Madrid to Barcelona as part of a campaign for climate justice. They are calling for action to #MakeRichPollutersPay for the damage they have done to the planet.

Ticket to the Future is a unique opportunity for over 100 activists from Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia Pacific to share strategies and experiences in the fight for climate justice. Amongst the participants are many renowned young activists from around the world.

Starting in Paris and Madrid, they will travel by train to the Fixing the Future festival in Barcelona, an international showcase of groundbreaking ideas to create a more just and sustainable world. On board, they will take part in a series of workshops, talks and games and share their experiences. As the train gathers speed, momentum will build towards making the rich polluters pay.


Over 325,000 people across Europe have already signed the #MakeRichPollutersPay petitions.

Activists taking part in Ticket To The Future include:

Anita Soina – Kenya

Anita Soina is a passionate Kenyan Environmental Advocate. She was one of the youngest representatives to attend COP26. At the age of 18, she founded Spice Warriors, an environmental organization that advocates for climate change measures in Kenya, with branches in South Sudan and Tanzania.

Issa Garba – Niger

Issa Garba is co-coordinator of SLYCAN Trust in Niger. Issa focuses his work on the empowerment of local actions that have implications to build long term climate resilience. Issa is also the National Coordinator of the Nigerian Youth Network on Climate Change (RJNCC).

Pavel Martiarena – Peru

Pavel Martiarena is an activist based in Madre de Dios fighting extractives in the Amazon region. For this work he was the winner of “Raise your voice for the Amazon”. Pavel is also a photographer and cultural manager.

Marinel Ubaldo – Philippines

Marinel Ubaldo campaigns for a ban on single-use plastics, the reduction of carbon emissions and investments in renewable energy.

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye – Uganda

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye is the founder of Fridays for Future in Uganda. She is focusing on raising awareness among students and organizes clean up sessions in Lake Victoria. Hilda is currently also involved in the protest against the EACOP pipeline.

Adam Dicko – Mali

Adam Dicko, is the Executive Director of the Youth association for Active Citizenship and Democracy in Mali. Since 2014, it aims to bring together activists involved in various fields sexual and reproductive health (SRH), democracy and governance governance, advocacy and human rights.

Malika Ouattara – Burkina Faso

Rakizatou Malika Ouattara, known as “Malika la slameuse”, is an artist and entrepreneur from Burkina Faso. She is founder of the Slamazone Foundation. With 18 trophies to her name, including the Kundé for Best Female Artist in 2019, she uses her talent to the benefit of marginalized people in her country.

Lavetanalagi (Lagi) Seru – Fiji

Lavetanalagi Seru is interested in youth development and human rights. He is a policy expert in humanitarian response in the Pacific. He is co-founder and coordinator of the Alliance for Future Generations and currently the Climate Justice Project Officer for the Pacific Island Climate Action Network (PICAN).

Natalia Koholodova – Ukraine

Natalia Koholodova works for Ecoclub, a Ukrainian environmental public organization. She is involved in campaigns against potentially harmful companies to the local environment, like the woodworking enterprise Kronospan.

Mariana Gomes – Portugal

Mariana Gomes is a Law student who led one of the earliest climate strikes in Portugal. In 2022, the US Department of State recognized her as a top 20 young European leader, awarding her a scholarship for Climate Change, Journalism, Communication, and Leadership studies at the University of Nevada.

Mariana Maraschin – Brazil

Mariana Maraschin is a Law graduate and holds a Master’s in Environmental Studies. She is on the board at Youth Climate Leader Brazil/Portugal and organised Portugal’s first Local Conference of Youth. She is an activist trainer for YMCA – Youth Makers as Climate Ambassadors project.

Annelice Corrales Nunez – Costa Rica

Annelice Corrales Nunez is an activist for La Ruta del Clima, a Costa Rican NGO that advocates for the right of the public to participate in the climate governance process and climate justice.

Ati Gunnawi Viviam Misslin Villafaña Izquierdo – Colombia

Ati Gunnawi is a young indigenous woman from the Arhuaco people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Colombia. She is the co-founder of the “Latin American Youth Climate Scholarships” initiative.

Raki Ap – Netherlands

Raki Ap is the founder of Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change in the Netherlands. Through stories he exposes the relationship between colonialism, capitalism and institutional racism on and against Indigenous Peoples and how this has resulted in the current climate crisis.

Maria Serra – Spain

Maria Serra is the co-founder of Fridays for Future Barcelona and a EU Climate Pact Ambassador. Maria attended COP 27 and brought to Egypt the ongoing Seat at the Table campaign. The team was able to negotiate Climate Youth Advisory Councils in more than 10 countries, Catalonia and Spain included.

Gonçalo Belo Freitas – Portugal

Co-President of Ocean Hub Portugal, Gonçalo Belo Freitas holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology. His journey from interning at the Lisbon Oceanarium to volunteering on a turtle conservation project in Malaysia has afforded him numerous enriching experiences, both on a personal and professional level.


At COP27 last year, a historic and unanimous decision was made to establish a Loss and Damage fund to support countries and communities hit hardest by climate change. However, that fund remains empty.

Ticket to the Future

Ticket To The Future is part of a global activist-led campaign demanding that national and international governments take action to make rich polluters pay for the damage they have done to the planet to meet the cost of loss and damage and to build more resilient communities. During their journey, the activists will create and share content calling on people to sign the Make the Polluters Pay petition. So far, a quarter of a million people have signed the #MakeRichPollutersPay petitions.

Making rich polluters pay – for example, by strengthening taxes on the fossil fuel companies and polluting industries who are responsible for the vast majority of carbon emissions, or introducing a wealth tax on the billionaires who produce a million times more emissions than the rest of us – would raise billions of dollars for those affected by climate change and allow them to build more resilient communities. This would create a more just future for everyone.

Was ist klima­gerechtig­keit und warum ist sie wichtig?

Die Klimakrise betrifft uns alle, aber nicht gleichermaßen. Durch Hitzewellen, zerstörerisches Wetter, steigenden Meeresspiegel und historische Hungersnöte trifft die Klimakrise die Menschen am härtesten, die am wenigsten für das Problem verantwortlich sind und aufgrund von Unterdrückung und Diskriminierung am wenigsten Mittel haben, um sich vor den Auswirkungen zu schützen. Das ist nicht gerecht.

Die von der Klimakrise betroffenen Bevölkerungsgruppen brauchen Geld und Unterstützung. Zum Beispiel für den Wiederaufbau von Häusern und Krankenhäusern oder um Menschen zu helfen, die nach einem Wirbelsturm ihre Lebensgrundlage verloren haben. Ein internationaler Fonds zur Bewältigung der Verluste und Schäden, die durch den Klimawandel verursacht sind, ist ein erster Schritt in Richtung Klimagerechtigkeit.



Mi az éghajlati igazságosság és miért fontos?

A klímaválság mindannyiunkat érint, de nem egyenlően. Kánikulák, pusztító időjárás, tengerszint-emelkedés és történelmi éhínség által. A klímaválság azokat érinti a legjobban, akik a legkevésbé felelősek a problémáért és legkevésbé vannak ellátva, az elnyomás és diszkrimináció miatt, ahhoz, hogy megvédjék magukat a behatásoktól. Ez az éghajlati igazságtalanság.

A klímaválsággal sújtott frontvonalban lévő közösségeknek pénzre és támogatásra van szükségük. Például otthonok és kórházak újraépítésére vagy olyan emberek kompenzálására, akik elvesztették megélhetésüket egy ciklon után. Az első lépés a klíma egyenlőség felé egy elkülönített, nemzetközi alap lenne a frontvonalban lévő közösségek számára, hogy megbirkózzanak az éghajlatváltozás legrosszabb behatásai miatt keletkezett veszteségekkel és károkkal.



What is climate justice and why does it matter?

The climate crisis is affecting all of us, but not equally. Through heatwaves, destructive weather, rising seas, and historic famines. The climate crisis is hitting hardest the people who are least responsible for the problem, and least resourced to protect themselves from the impacts due to oppression and discrimination. This is climate injustice.

Frontline communities hit by the climate crisis need money and support. For instance to rebuild homes and hospitals or to compensate people for losing their livelihoods after a cyclone. A dedicated, international fund for frontline communities to cope with the loss and damage due to the worst impacts of climate change is a first step towards climate justice.

Climate injustice

Climate justice