Given that the journey of Mrs. Green’s World began deep in the Amazon Rainforest, the Global Climate Action Summit was a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting and preserving the remaining rainforests and the indigenous people who inhabit them.
Mrs. Green joined Guardians of the Forest, Leila Salazar-López Executive Director of Amazon Watch and many others for a special event during the summit called Local Climate Funds For Indigenous & Local Communities. Here’s more about the mission and powerful work of these guardians:
“We are a solution to climate change. As Indigenous Peoples and members of local communities from the Amazon, Mesoamerica, Indonesia and Brazil, we are the ancestral protectors of the largest tropical forests in the world. This September, we are joining government and civil society leaders at the Global Summit of Climate Action in San Francisco. Our goal: to call on all of us to protect our shared future by protecting indigenous and community land rights. This fight will be more effective if our rights are protected and strengthened, and if our proposals are included in the policies and projects created to protect forests and to fight against climate change.
As the best protectors of the world’s forests, we are on the front lines facing the dangers that threaten our communities and the lungs of the world. We fight to protect tropical forests from fires, illegal logging, mining, oil extraction, invasion, illegal landtrade, drug trafficking, construction of hydroelectric power plants, monocultures and other infrastructure and extractive mega-projects, that do not respect our rights and threaten to destroy the last great forests of the planet needed for climatic equilibrium.”
Stand with them in remembering the importance of protecting and preserving the remaining rainforests – the lungs of the Earth – and the indigenous people who inhabit them!
From about the age of five, Gina has been on the path of being a disruptor for good. A dreamer at heart, Gina is madly and passionately in love with this great planet of ours and is tireless in her efforts to preserve it.