Yaquemilsa Fredelinda Matiashi Vicente (25) from Peru is an environmental engineering student, an indigenous environmental activist, a member of Fridays for Future Peru, and president of the Association of Young Indigenous and Amazonian Settlers of the Megantoni. Here, she writes about the project BB4CA, which she was part of. The project brought together young climate experts from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. It was financially supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and it is legally carried by the German Youth NGO Klimadelegation e.V.
Hello, we are Klimadelegation e.V.!
Klimadelegation e.V. is a politically independent association of young people. We see ourselves as a delegation for the climate and are involved in political and social processes at the interface between international politics and local, national and European processes. We advocate sustainable climate protection as well as climate and intergenerational justice. For us, a global approach, international understanding, tolerance and science-based decisions are fundamental.
Our goal is to work towards a climate-friendly and sustainable system and to maintain a planet worth living on for present and future generations. We are committed to ensure that the interests of young people are respected and taken more serious in political decisions. Since 2012, we have been taking part in the UN climate negotiations. Each year we bring the voice of young people and future generations to the negotiating table. In addition, we report on the negotiations and climate policy processes, aiming to sensitize young people in particular to the global effects of climate change and motivate them to get involved. Our volunteer work further includes climate education, e.g. through lectures and workshops, as well as project management and work in public relations. We are always open to projects and cooperations, as long as they are compatible with our values and goals.
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