Welcome to another episode of Truth Be Told: A Caribbean Call to Action on Climate & Gender Justice.
Guest host Paula Joseph sat down with Dr. Ainka Granderson, Resilience Lead at the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI).
Dr. Ainka Granderson's mission at CANARI is crystal clear: to empower local communities, their livelihoods, and the natural ecosystems they depend on to withstand the threats of climate change and related disasters.
Recognizing that the climate crisis impacts different groups unequally, Dr. Ainka emphasizes the unique challenges faced by women, girls, and individuals of non-binary identities. She discusses her approach to championing gender-responsive solutions, ensuring that disaster preparedness, recovery efforts, and policy frameworks address these disparities head-on.
Dr. Ainka's leadership extends beyond CANARI as she co-convenes the Caribbean Climate Justice Alliance, uniting over 40 NGOs, activists, academics, and artists. This powerful coalition amplifies local voices for climate justice, with a focus on gender, social, and racial justice, ensuring a holistic approach that tackles the root causes of the crisis and demands equitable solutions.
Reflecting on COP28, Dr. Ainka Granderson paints a bittersweet picture. While the announcement of the loss and damage fund offered hope, weak outcomes on emissions reduction and adaptation finance reveal a stark reality.
Dr. Ainka Granderson's work serves as a testament to the power of collective action and unwavering resilience in the face of adversity. Join us as we are inspired to stand together for climate and gender justice.
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