Environments and Communities in Unison
Our environmental perspective
Putting communities first
Communities in Guyana are already facing the effects of climate change. Indigenous communities, migrants and refugees, and low-income families are among the people most affected by climate disasters. With ongoing projects in extractive industries such as mining and oil and gas, Guyana is at risk of endangering its unique habitats and biodiversity.
Voices GY is working with communities to increase awareness of the effects of climate change, strengthening networks for a better response and providing resources and capacity building to local and regional organizations to tackle climate change head on.
Join our Caribbean School of Climate Change! 30 participants and young leaders from the Caribbean will be selected.
The Caribbean School of Climate is a virtual program where we will talk about the climate crisis, its direct effects on our communities and hear about initiatives in our region that are making a difference. We will talk about how climate affects lands & oceans, discuss best practices for disaster prevention, talk about adaptation in our communities and hear from activists who are mobilizing against the climate crisis.
This program includes 5 virtual sessions that will be an hour long each. We will meet once weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00pm AST starting on Sep 1, 2021. The program ends on September 29, 2021.
The Caribbean School of Climate is open to residents of every Caribbean nation. We will have interpretation available for speakers of Spanish, French and English. Join us by registering here today!
This virtual program is organized by 350.org, a global climate organization, and Voices GY, an organization in Guyana fighting for human rights.