Voices from Brazil

An insider’s view on just climate action in Brazil

Paula Moreira is a programme manager at Hivos in Brazil. She runs our Voices for Just Climate Action (VCA) program, working with local communities to make their voices heard in national and global discussions on the climate crisis. She talks about climate change in Brazil, how it affects its people, and the work Hivos is doing to fight it.

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Female empowerment through self-censuses in urban communities in Pará

Working on the topic of climate change through censuses in urban communities in the Amazon helps to discuss the topic in their daily activities, relating local situations to the global issue and bringing the discussion closer to questions of gender, income and race, since communities peripheral areas are the hardest hit by the climate crisis.

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Telma and her Indigenous community fighting for the Amazon

In Brazil, Telma heads the Union of Indigenous Women of the Brazilian Amazon (UMIAB), an organization that champions the rights of Indigenous women. Her community lives on the Mangueira Araçá lands in the Amajari region, where the climate crisis is a cause for deep concern. “We have been fighting for years to preserve our territory and to protect the Amazon rainforest from mining and pollution. Now we have to fight against climate change,” she sighs

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VCA is set to effect the amplification of locally-shaped climate action and play a pivotal role in the global climate debate. For more information about the program, our agenda and how to collaborate with us, please contact us via info@voicesforclimateaction.org.

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