Heroes (39.6) #2

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Andrew Wong with Elvin Flaco from Panama.

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To go with the “Heroes” theme of our latest issue of A\J, we went to the recent COP19 UN Climate Negotiations in Warsaw Poland to meet young climate heroes. In this podcast we get to listen to the unsung heroes of the UN Climate Negotiations – youth and indigenous peoples whose voices often go unheard in the climate negotiations. 

In the first part of the podcast, A\J’s Andrew Wong interviews three youth from different regions of the world: Carlie Labaria from the Philippines (3:25), Sebastien Duyck from Switzerland (11:28) and Ruth Nyambura from Kenya (17:25). They speak about the recent super typhoon Haiyan, their frustrations with the state of the global climate negotiations and the action they wish to see on climate change.

In the second part of the podcast we’ll listen to three indigenous perspectives on climate change. We interview Elvin Flaco from the jungles of Panama (22:22), Sochea Pheap from Cambodia (31:30) and Lakpa Sherpa from the mountainous region of Nepal (39:30). They express their desire to secure their territories and their rights in the context of resource development, how climate change is risking their livelihoods and the political issues they are facing back home in dealing with environmental issues.

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Mrio Gajarsk – Turn Up My Light
Dexter Britain – The Time To Run
Oskar Schuster – Sneeuwland
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