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NYC Climate Week 2023
September 2023

Change is Possible


So I want to give a big message, a message from this experience, from this victory. I feel that all societies that are experiencing and that are living through climate change and the climate crisis, Ecuador has set a great, great example, a victorious one. This is how people all over the world should act because capitalism and politics will not respect it. We all have to have the power to unite hopes; we can achieve and build a better planet for our children and for your children too. My messages do not waver, do not give up. Victory will be forever.

Ecuador’s recent success in the Yasuní campaign stands as a powerful example of how collective action can drive positive change.  This success should be a source of inspiration for communities around the world to come together and take decisive actions to address environmental challenges.

Nemonte Nenquimo
Mother and leader, who has dedicated her life to the defense of Indigenous ancestral territory and cultural survival in the Amazon rainforest. She is the co-founder of the Indigenous-led nonprofit organization Ceibo Alliance – a UNDP Equator Prize-winning community – and Amazon Frontlines. As the first female president of the Waorani organization of Pastaza province, […]
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