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 Can COP27 Make a Difference?

 Can COP27 Make a Difference?

The National Press Club hosted a talk by climate activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Vanessa Nakate, 25, who addressed the question of reparation payments to developing countries in seeking climate justice to compensate them for their mounting losses and ongoing damages being caused by climate change. Nakate and others will be raising that issue at the upcoming United Nations Climate[Read More…]

by 09/10/2022 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Vanessa Nakate speaks at the Fridays for Future demonstration in Milan, Italy on October 1, 2021.
PHOTO BY ELENA DI VINCENZO/ARCHIVIO ELENA DI VINCENZO/MONDADORI PORTFOLIO/GETTY IMAGES

Vanessa Nakate on What Irks and Inspires Her Climate Activism

When I started reading Vanessa Nakate’s new book, A Bigger Picture (HarperCollins 2021), I didn’t immediately understand the connection between the title and the event that first introduced me to the Ugandan climate activist. It was January 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She and four other youth activists were there to encourage attendees to take the climate crisis seriously.[Read More…]

by 03/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Uncategorized
The Global South Widens the Frame on Climate

The Global South Widens the Frame on Climate

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate was famously cut out of an AP photo taken with her White colleagues at Davos. In this excerpt from A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis, she explains the importance of visibility and real participation for advocates from the Global South, where the climate crisis is a[Read More…]

by 03/11/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change