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Yurshell Rodríguez of Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina is a climate activist, who is a plaintiff in the first climate change and future generations lawsuit in Latin America. She has seen the first-hand impacts that have worsened with climate change after the Providence island was largely destroyed by Category 5 hurricane Iota. […]
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Hager Elsayed, a young climate activist from Egypt, is worried for Alexandria, a Mediterranean port city in Egypt and her home, which may disappear due to sea-level rise. She is attending the COP27 to build a climate resilience, assure that her community is well represented in the climate change policies and that their voices are […]
By Hager Elsayed
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India has been ranked amongst the top five countries in the world, and the best among the G20 countries, based on its climate change performance. India jumps two spots higher, and is now ranked 8th as per Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI, 2023) published by German Watch, New Climate Institute and Climate Action Network International […]
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“The dream of our country and our people cannot be realised if we are divided and in the presence of the dreadful monster climate change,” says Sharon Ringo, a young climate activist. The 12-year-old is the Trade & Tourism Ambassador of East African community, Ambassador for African Tourism Board as well as Ambassador for Tanzania. […]
By Sharon Ringo
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Rosa Marina Flores Cruz reached COP27 with one single goal – to represent the voices of the people who are impacted by climate change in Mexico. She belongs to an indigenous community that is currently bearing the brunt of greenwashing. “We are seeing a lot of greenwashing. We are seeing the same corporations for example […]
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The Egypt COP27 Presidency launched four solution centered initiatives on the last day of COP27s’ thematic day. The initiatives launched in relation to climate solutions, provide complimentary pathways to enhance global climate action and ensure that countries are able to fulfill their NDCs and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Friends of Greening National […]
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The United Nations published a first draft of the climate deal on Thursday and there are several contentious issues that have been overlooked. More importantly some do not find mention in this first draft and as COP27 heads to a close, negotiations are going on in full swing. Over the weekend it will be clear […]
By Smitha Verma
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The COP27 Presidency connected climate and biodiversity on Wednesday, marking the opening of Biodiversity Day at COP27. The day kicked off with a high-level opening on “Connecting Climate and Biodiversity” that set the agenda to address the urgent need for integrated responses at scale. The day also saw the launch of the ENACT initiative for […]
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When Kato Ewekia Taomia first walked out of the airport to attend COP26 in Glasgow, he was dressed in shorts and flip-flops. The timid fellow, whose looks may say otherwise, wasn’t even aware of the cold weather of the country, let alone how the annual climate conference is going to change his life. A year […]
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By Payel Sen
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Nyombi Morris is an Ugandan climate activist and CEO of ‘Earth Volunteer’. Floods have devastated Uganda’s eastern Butaleja district, where Morris lived. Nyombi says, “Climate change disproportionately affect women and girls. When flood occurs, women and mostly girls are the first who are sent out to go and maybe going to marry because that is […]
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North-east India witnessed unusually heavy rainfall since May, resulting in one of the worst floods ever recorded in Assam. The unseasonal floods have caused mass destruction to the villages, crops, and houses of the local communities. LetMeBreathe brings you the stories of those hit by the devastating floods in Assam and why it is important […]
By Pritam Das
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On Food Day, a new campaign was launched at COP27 called “Bean is how”. It promotes how beans benefit our health, and the environment. SDG2 Advocacy Hub is the organisation behind this campaign. In this episode we will give you the reasons why you should add beans to your plate.
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As the leaders of 20 largest economies gathered in Bali, Indonesia on Tuesday for the G20 summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country is on track to achieve its target of generating 50 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The Prime Minister ruled out “any restrictions” on energy supply […]
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As the negotiations on direct funding for ‘loss and damage’ continues, the much-awaited ‘Global Shield Against Climate Risks’ initiative was formally launched at the Vulnerable 20 (V20) pavilion at COP27, on Monday. It is a collaboration between the V20 group of finance ministers representing 58 climate-vulnerable countries and the G7. The initiative has been launched […]
By Smitha Verma
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For the first time ever, children and youth who have been disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change have an official space at a UN climate change conference. Community leader, climate activist and plastic surgery resident Dr. Omnia El Omrani is the first-ever Youth Envoy at COP27. Omrani is promoting the Conference’s inclusion of […]
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This art project is a initiative for clean air — calling to improve air quality, harness social and political drivers to improve people’s health, reduce inequities, promote social justice and maximise opportunities of decent work for all, while protecting the climate for future generation. Come paint your breath with Breathe With Me. Tobias Grut says, […]
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According to the UN, three consecutive failed rainy seasons in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, decimated crops and caused abnormally high livestock deaths, while, shortages of water and pasture are forcing families from their homes and triggering conflict between communities.Youth champion Donnley Clive urges world leaders to take action to tackle loss and damage and climate […]
By Donnley Clive
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According to a Lancet study, Climate change is already harming people’s health by increasing the number of extreme weather events and exacerbating air pollution. If nothing is done to mitigate, its impacts could burden an entire generation with disease and illness throughout their lives.Mohd Ouljha is at COP27 demanding climate justice for future generations. He […]
By Mohd. Oulhaj
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Meet Mana Omar, Climate and gender Justice Advocate. She belongs to Kenya’s pastoral community that is currently bearing the brunt of a devastating drought.“We’ve been experiencing unprecedented weather events like a drought for quite some time now and this has resulted in massive losses in terms of the loss of our lifestyle on which we […]
By Mana Omar
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Meet these young climate activists from Uganda – Evelyn Acham and Namaggwa Joan. They are demanding climate finance to recover the loss and damage faced by their communities due to climate change at COP27.“When I was young, the weather was cooler, my home was greener, and everything was better. But right now, we have extreme […]
By Evelyn Acham
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As climate change and environmental degradation are becoming threats to the future, Adenike Titilope Oladosu, a Nigerian eco-feminist, is ramping up her call for climate finance in order to address the country’s climate crisis.“Now, we cannot tackle the climate crisis without climate finance and the time to act is now,” says Adenike Titilope Oladosu.She is […]
By Adenike Titilope Oladosu
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This is the story of how planting trees create sustainable livelihood opportunities for tribal and rural communities.“We were not getting employment, but ever since afforestation has come, it has helped us a lot,” says Kamla Bai from Gram-Papan, Madhya Pradesh.Kamla Bai got work in Grow-trees, a social enterprise that aims to grow the practice of […]
By Bikrant Tiwary
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Meet Zuhura Ahmad, co-founder of Tanzania Biodiversity org. She is spreading environmental awareness in schools, communities, and universities throughout Morogoro municipality. Ahmad has always believed that environmental education should be a call to duty and action in the fight against climate change. “In Africa, we prefer COP27 to be a COP that will move beyond […]
By Zuhura Ahmadd
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Joshua Oluwaseyi is a climate activist from Nigeria. He co-founded the nonprofit “LearnBlue” which motivates people to take action and address global issues across Nigeria.This year floods have ravaged various districts in Nigeria affecting over 2 million people, displacing over 1.4 million and killing over 600.His only ask to the government is to not just […]
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India’s theme at COP27 this year is LiFE – Lifestyle for Environment, an initiative that’s encouraging individual action against mindless consumption. Mission LiFE is a global plan of action launched, aimed at saving the planet. Replacing the ‘use-and-dispose’ economy with a circular economy, four youth champions from India are rewriting sustainability at COP27. “What change can one […]
By Prachi Shevgaonkar
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To those into sustainable practices, he needs no introduction. Dwarkadas Suresh, popularly known as Solar Suresh, is an eco-warrior who has harnessed the power of solar energy and adopted rainwater harvesting for years. In this episode, the 78-year-old talks about his journey while walking us around his eco-friendly house. Suresh believes in finding your own […]
By Akash Mon
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A lifestyle change that had started in 1989 for Dr Meenal Kabra, followed her till 2019 when she finally launched Kivu, a vegan cookie brand that relies on solar energy. “My family has been using solar cooker since 1989. I thought if I channelise it in a proper way it could be very good for […]
By Dr. Meenal Kabra
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Concerned by the increasing plastic waste issues in Indonesia, two women are taking on the environmental menace by converting rejected plastics into paving bricks! Their company, Rebricks has been making these paving bricks out of multi-layered plastic, which is used to package everything from instant coffee to liquid soap. They spent over one and a […]
By Ovy Sabrina
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While the world leaders discussed climate commitments and pledged funds, a quiet group of persistent mothers set forth their demand earnestly, once again. The mothers called on rich countries to provide adequate finance for a just transition, adaptation and loss and damage to help communities and families already bearing the brunt of climate change. “From […]
By Smitha Verma
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While kids her age were running around throwing toffee wrappers on streets, this eight-year-old was picking trash and dumping it in a bin. Meet Misimi Isimi, a teenager from Lagos in Nigeria, who has been creating awareness of waste collection the past seven years. At 15, she’s not just a busy activist but is also […]
By Misimi Isimi