We are seeking personal donations and corporate sponsorship totalling £75,000 to cover the travel and participation costs of indigenous elders and environmental, social and youth activists from the Global South (i.e. Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and the Pacific). It’s crucial that we include these voices, people who generally can’t afford to attend without support. They have had least to do with causing climate change but, in many many cases, will be the hardest hit by it. Please watch the videos below and consider donating, even just a little, to support their cause.
As of January 4th 2018, we have received £16,000 in funding from donors and sponsors. Funds have so far been allocated to bringing the following participants to CCC19:
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (USA/Mexico), a 17 yr-old indigenous climate activist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, the young US citizens currently suing their government for compromising their future.
Vandana Shiva PhD (India) is a world-renowned environmental thinker, activist, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, science policy advocate and author of 20 books.
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (Greenland) is an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder from far North Greenland. He is a shaman, healer, storyteller and bearer of the Qilaut (wind drum).
Sadiq Austine Igomu Okoh (Nigeria) is an independent researcher, author, consultant and green economist. He is founder and CEO of the Carbon Free Africa Network working to bring resilience to schools.
Haroon Akram Gill (Pakistan) is a thinker, activist, journalist, presenter and teacher who writes, speaks and teaches to students, teachers, policymakers, businessmen and the general public about climate change.
Rhollent Kumwenda (Malawi) is an experienced community development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience, working with renewable energy technologies (particularly biogas) and economic empowerment in Malawi.
Anita Sanchez PhD (USA), an Aztec and Mexican-American, named Graceful Warrior, inspires people to discover and trust their gifts so that they become a life-giving connection to all our relations- people, earth and spirit.