Our UN volunteer Andrea has just headed to Mexico for the latest UN climate talks. Her goal: to make sure the people who are most affected by climate change get their voices heard at the negotiations. Here's a highlight from her first blog post on her trip:
"Yesterday I took part in the first forum for communities affected by climate change, hosted by GCAP and Feminist Task Force. Indigenous women from Oaxaca talked about how the changing environment is affecting their villages. The women have been dealing with a rapidly rising river, some thing no one has experienced in over a hundred years. As result of the river rising there has been severe landslides, ruined crops and disruptions to basic community life and family structures."
Read the whole thing here.
Andrea, you're doing us proud!
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