This video features an indigenous person from the Ecuadorian Amazon speaking about an organization called ‘Cuencas Sagradas Territorios de Vida,’ which means Sacred Basins and Territories of Life.
This is an initiative for the conservation of 30 million hectares of land spanning over Peru and Ecuador, which is an important zone of biodiversity. Oil companies are extracting the oil in this area. There is also concern expressed about human-caused climate change and the fact that it is leading us down the path of self destruction.
This person is working to convene a broad diversity of people to work towards conserving this area and implementing a regenerative economy. They identify the need to educate with the purpose of changing attitudes and constructing a new path for a new generation.
You may visit their website for more information: https://cuencasagradas.org/. Note that one may translate the website into English on your browser, if you have a extension to support this, or by pasting the URL into Google translate.
Voces del Sur = Voices of the South.
People in the global south are disproportionately impacted by climate change, while those in the global north are the largest contributors of CO2 emissions. Ironically, the loudest voices on climate change come from the wealthy peoples in the global north. Voces del Sur came into being to elevate the lived experience of those whose very lives have been upended by global climate change.
This video was produced by Regina Valdez from an interview taken at COP25 in Madrid, Spain, which took place in December of 2019.