As the earth and rivers dry, as sea levels rise and glaciers shrink, and as agricultural land degrades in the face of expanding deserts and flash floods reign in light of super typhoons, people and nations are being forced to make desperate choices.
Damage to the environment and climate change are already challenging our work and mission around the world, and will continue to do so in the coming years. That’s why they aren’t just environmental problems – they’re also development problems. Caring for the earth is especially important because three quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas and rely on natural resources, making them particularly susceptible to climate change.
World Vision invites you to join us for a webinar on Climate Change and Me.
Date: 26 June 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
- Understand the correlation between climate crisis and the human face of climate change
- Hear the stories of three unique individuals with different experience and different motivations, but are united with one common goal - to protect our planet and the most vulnerable people
- Discover the innovative solutions that empower local communities to tackle climate change and restore hope for the future
About the speakers:
Tony Rinaudo is known formally as World Vision’s Natural Resources Management Specialist, but known more famously as The Forest Maker. Having lived and worked in Africa for several decades, he has discovered and put in practice a solution to extreme deforestation and desertification of the Sahel region. Rather than planting new trees, his technique involves actively managing the “underground forest” – a method that has restored 50,000 km2 of land with over 200 million trees in Niger alone.
Allan Masibay is a farmer and village leader from the Philippines. He has spearheaded various initiatives on climate change mitigation and adaptation like planting of bamboo trees along the riverbanks to help control soil erosion, helping to facilitate recycling and proper waste disposal, and enabling his community to stop chemical and electrofishing. More recently, Allan is involved in farming Abaca – a plant with the potential to replace plastics as a raw material and improve the livelihoods of indigenous communities.
Nomundari Urantulga is a 16-year-old Youth Advocate from Mongolia. Not only is she an active member of World Vision’s children’s club, she is also part of the international “Child Advisory Council” at Child Rights Connect, the advising children`s body to the UN CRC Committee. Nomundari’s passion for climate change has led her to the UN high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) where she gave remarkable speech about climate change. Nomundari hopes that adults could see the world from a kid’s perspective by listening to their opinions on certain topics.
Help us to spread the word and invite your friends and family to join in as well! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 6922 0144 if you require any additional information.