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Joshua Gabriel Oluwaseyi, a climate activist from Nigeria, educates people about the adverse impacts of fossil fuels and how they increase air pollution. To fight climate change, his only ask is to end the licensing of new oil contracts.  “We just have been saying stop licensing new oil deals, stop the over-reliance on oil and […]
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By LMB Staff
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If there’s any country that has been clearly vocal about the need for loss and damage fund at this COP, then it has been none other than Pakistan. The country faced devastating floods and other extreme weather events this year. Meet Rida Rashid, a 19-year-old climate activist from Pakistan, who has lost five members of […]
By Rida Rashid
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Sonika Manadhar is a computer engineer turned entrepreneur. She links female electric bus drivers with low-interest loans. Her team developed a system that uses digital tokens to close the trust gap between lenders and borrowers, by using these tokens women would be able to apply for micro loans from organisations.Sonika wants to prove that a […]
By Sonika Manadhar
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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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“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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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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Waste management is a global issue that affects everyone, and garbage mountains are being formed continuously in Mumbai. Later, these garbage mountains burn, which results in serious health problems. In this episode, we will give you a sneak peek at how you can turn your garbage into a resource.
By Roshan Kedar
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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 […]
By Nyombi Morris
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Urban flooding in India has been majorly affecting mega and metropolitan cities almost every year. Mumbai was inundated by heavy rainfall between October 1 and October 11 in 2022 and If we don’t act now, Mumbai will see a 25 percent increase in flash flood intensity by 2050. In this episode, we take you through a […]
By Kartiki Naik
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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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By LMB Staff
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Welcome to CitySessions: The Future where experts, entrepreneurs, researchers and designers come together to envision a sustainable future. In this edition, we are at Chennai where a bunch of climate enthusiasts get together to find solutions to Chennai’s mounting environmental issues— water crisis, river encroachment and urban flooding, heatwaves and wet bulb temperature, rising energy […]
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By LMB Staff
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This is just the beginning! Welcome to #CitySessions: The Future where experts, creatives, entrepreneurs, researchers come together to envision a sustainable future
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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.com, 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 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