What makes us who we are? Are we simply a sum of our experiences? Are we what society sees in us or do we get to define ourselves? These are stories of people and societies working to define and redefine their identities, attempting to carve out a space for themselves in the process.
Georgia is creating a national model of climate resilience to provide direct protection to more than 1.7 million people - almost half of the population.
The Climate Box toolkit teaches climate action to youth and takes it from the classroom to the courtyard.
From alpine mountains to the crystal clear coasts, come on a tour of eco-solutions that are spreading throughout Montenegro.
A woman is forced to quit her job when people learn she is HIV-positive. Another is sentenced to seven years imprisonment for intentionally transmitting the virus to her child.
In Serbia, temperatures are rising and extreme weather events means both flooding and severe droughts. A challenge for those who make their living off the land and sea.

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35%

are excluded from society

19%

of youth are unemployed

1.4 million

are living with HIV

88%

of primary energy supply is from fossil fuels

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