On September 25 of this year, we participated in a discussion together with other NGOs from Latin America and the Caribbean, in which we discussed the collaborative work carried out this year: «Climate Change and the Rights of Women, Indigenous Peoples and Communities Rural of the Americas ».
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Together with members of La Ruta del Clima, Yale University, environmental activists, and members of the Rapporteurship for Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, we participated in a virtual conversation. Each person in charge of the exhibition gave an account of the challenges faced by their own States and societies in Latin America and the Caribbean around the phenomenon of Climate Change.
The discussion was organized by members of the Heinrich Böll Colombia organization, and had as its axis the report on Climate Change and the rights of Women, Indigenous Peoples, and Rural Communities of the Americas, prepared by various civil society organizations. In particular, various topics related to human rights affected by the phenomenon, obligations of States and Intergovernmental Organizations at the regional level and challenges in the region were discussed.
From the presentation of each member, it is possible to see that the challenges at the regional level are not different between the various States, which are faced with similar contexts around the weak economic situation, social crisis impregnated with profound inequality and extractivist policies. From Fundeps we appreciate the invitation to the event, and we applaud these meeting spaces, which are a fundamental part in the construction of an environmental citizenship.
Juan Bautista Lopez, firstname.lastname@example.org