report: voices from the front lines of climate change
Climate change affects the populations of the global South and Indigenous communities most severely. Yet their voices are rarely heard. Titled "Voices from Communities Affected by Climate Change,” the publication highlights the challenges, hardships and resilience of these communities in the face of climate change impacts, as well as the responsibility of political decision makers to urgently provide the equitable solutions we need to solve the climate crisis.
The report was launched in November, 2007 as a FoEI side event at the United Nations climate talks in Bali. The side event also hosted a diverse panel of speakers from the global South, including Aldrin Calixte from Haiti, Ambriansyah from Indonesia, and Ursula Rakova from the Carteret Islands. These speakers testified in their own local languages as to the impacts of climate change, and on the solutions we need to tackle it.
The publication is available on-line in English, Spanish and French and is being used as an education tool by FoE member groups across the federation for their public campaigning and community education activities.
View the report.
with thanks to our funders: the isvara foundation, hivos, the sigrid rausing trust dutch ministry of foreign affairs and oxfam novib
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