Voices


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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Increasing Importance of Sustainable Food Systems during COP

It has been nearly two months since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) at Dubai’s Expo City in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Expectations had been high ahead of COP28 on progress on negotiations on sustainable food systems, particularly as the UN Food Systems Summit, UN 2023 Water Conference and the COP28 Presidency had committed to achieve net-zero, nature-positive and resilient agri-food and water systems.

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Fighting For Tomorrow: Siliana’s Women in a Changing Climate

Tunisia is one of the countries most exposed to climatic change. This vulnerability is primarily due to the increasing scarcity of water resources, particularly groundwater, due to drought and overuse of these water resources.

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Women and youth taking up the mantle to demand gender equality and social accountability amidst climate change.

In the quest for gender equality and social justice, it is imperative to acknowledge the intertwined relationship between climate change and gender disparities.

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Women Shaping Locally Led Climate Solutions: Unveiling the Power of the Women’s Federation in Kanyama

Climate change is one of our most pressing global challenges, impacting communities, ecosystems, and economies worldwide. It requires immediate and comprehensive action at all levels of society. Amidst this challenge, women have emerged as pivotal actors in driving locally-led climate solutions. Their leadership, resilience, and innovation have proven instrumental in combating climate change while fostering sustainable development in their communities.

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Lunggi Randa, “Ratu” (Queen) of the Wundut Indigenous Forest Defender

Lunggi Randa (63 years old), is a Marapu traditional leader. Besides being a Marapu traditional leader, Lunggi Randa is also a farmer in Kambata Wundut Village, Lewa District, East Sumba District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.

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THE AFRICAN WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE TAUGHT ME THE UNDENIABLE LINK BETWEEN FEMINISM AND CLIMATE JUSTICE

The tranquil expanse of Lake Kariba in Siavonga, Zambia, was the perfect canvas for a transformative journey that etched a new chapter into my worldview. I found myself amidst the vibrant energy of 30 remarkable African women at the African Women's Leadership Institute (AWLI) from August 14th to 18th, 2023, discussing the theme: Ecofeminist Leadership for a Just and Sustainable Future.

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Local heroes through the captivating lens of ‘Climate Witness’

Step into the world of East Nusa Tenggara's local heroes through the captivating lens of 'Climate Witness', a thought-provoking documentary series by the Civil Coalition in the VCA programme

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Nardi Velasco

In a special corner of Bolivia lies the community of San Manuel, where the courage and determination of Nardi Velasco shine brightly. She has become the first cacique of the 16 indigenous communities in the municipality of Roboré, leading the Central Indígena Chiquitana Amanecer Roboré - CICHAR.

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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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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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