The international movement to halt carbon emissions is being led in large part by young people, whose futures are jeopardized by the risk of climate chaos. Twenty-six-year-old Ben Namakin is one of those youth leaders. A resident of the Pacific island of Kiribati in Micronesia, Namakin has already witnessed some of the effects of climate change, as the aquifers on his island home suffer salt-water intrusion. In an effort to highlight the human costs of climate change, Namakin has traveled the world to talk about the environmental challenges his community faces. This chapter presents the answers of Namakin to the questions related to the opportunities and challenges facing the local green economy movement. It describes how communities have protected their victories from legal and political challenges. The chapter provides key resources for local activists.