This year’s Federation Programme Action Committee Meeting was all about Climate Change. It featured presentations by three prominent advocates of Climate Change, plus discussions in several Breakout Sessions. You can see the three presentations below.
Changing the world 1% at a time
Avani Ashwani is the youngest Indian to have visited the Antarctic. She did so as an environmental ambassador at the age of 18 and has been awarded the Karmaveer Chakra prize which is the global civilian honours given by the international confederation of NGO (iCONGO) in partnership with the United Nations.
Preserving biodiversity and protecting the climate
Dr. Bonnie Waring is an ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist who studies how land ecosystems respond to climate change. She has lived and worked in Central American tropical forests, deserts in America’s Intermountain West, and Texan grasslands, carrying out experiments in the field and lab to better understand the ecological consequences of a changing climate. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, where her research group is exploring ways to better manage agroecosystems and forests to preserve biodiversity and protect the climate.
SI and the UN Environment Programme
Mary Muia is our Soroptimist International UN representative in Nairobi. The United Nations Office in Nairobi focuses on environmental issues and covers the work of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Feedback from the breakout sessions will be made available shortly.