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Humans of COP22 – Youth Delegates from Malaysia

Humans of COP22 – Youth Delegates from Malaysia

  Why is climate change important to you? Why are you at the COP? I graduated from University of Nottingham in Malaysia with a degree in Environmental Sciences. I started my interest in climate change by getting involved with local NGOs, youth organizations, school projects, and volunteer programs in my country. I am really interested in seeing how science interacts with policy in dealing the problem of climate change. As a youth representative of my country, I believe youth is an important…

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Humans of COP22 – Luis Miguel Tayori Kendero

Humans of COP22 – Luis Miguel Tayori Kendero

How has climate change affected your life and work? During last year, in our community, people had less water. Because of climate change, we have to grow the crops that we used to grow at different times. For example, we used to harvest bananas in August, but now we cannot harvest them in August anymore. Native seeds don’t grow the same way because sometimes, for example, there is too much sun. Because of climate change, we don’t find the same…

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Humans of COP 22 – Laughlin Artz

Humans of COP 22 – Laughlin Artz

Could you introduce your work a little bit? We have a project called 2020 or Bust!, which is designed to mobilize 500,000,000 individuals around the world by 2020 to take a specific set of actions individually. That in 2020, we will reduce the global emissions by 8 gigatons, which right now is the gap between where the UN and the Paris Agreement leaves us what we actually have to do in the crisis.   What was your reaction when you…

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Humans of COP 22 – Representative from Women & Gender Constituency

Humans of COP 22 – Representative from Women & Gender Constituency

Will you talk a little bit about your interest in climate change and how it relates to your life and your work? I’m at the receiving end of the adverse effects of climate change. I come from Africa. We have a limited ability to adapt, limited ability to mitigate, limited ability to be resilient, so I am interested in what transpires at climate change conferences like this one. I’m interested in putting in place climate policy that’s gender-responsive, because I…

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