Hali Hewa episode 7: Youth talk loss and damage

Four young activists explain why loss and damage is a hot topic at Cop27 climate talks and how they are fighting for climate justice


In episode seven of the Hali Hewa podcast, Abigael Kima interviews four young African activists about their fight for climate justice.

As Cop27 starts in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, guests Eric Njuguna, Eva-Peace Mukayiranga, Mamadou Sylla and Sam Okorie talk about why loss and damage is a hot topic.

An environmentalist and climate finance negotiator in the UNFCCC, Eva-Peace Mukayiranga works to advance the needs and priorities of vulnerable countries in terms of climate finance and loss and damage within the international/National fora. In addition, she focuses on scaling up climate action and education on the ground toward a transition to a green economy within the Local NGO_The Green Protector. Eva is the co-founder/training working group coordinator of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition.

Mamadou Sylla is an environmental activist from Senegal and a member of ASAN, a non-government organization working on the protection of nature and the promotion of sustainable tourism. Founding member and president of Naturefriends UGB in 2019, the local branch of ASAN in Gaston Berger University, he is currently serving as an advocacy coordinator for the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition.

Eric Njuguna is an organizer for Fridays for Future Kenya, consultant at Unicef, and director of international affairs at Kenya Environmental Action Network.

Samuel Chijioke is the founder of the Youth For Today Initiative and leads the POP Nigeria Initiative (on climate education).

In this episode, the young environmental advocates share their personal experiences fighting for climate justice and why this work is important to them. They sign off the show by sharing their Cop27 strategy that begins today and their demands for loss and damage. Enjoy the Show!

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