Bonn, Germany. CARE International launches a very special exhibition: “Climate Heroines,” which has been developed in cooperation with laif photo agency. This exhibition features twelve women around the world who stand up for climate protection with extraordinary commitment.

“Climate change is already showing its devastating consequences such as rising sea levels, melting glaciers, catastrophic droughts. People around the world are struggling to protect their livelihoods and safeguard their future. But doomsday scenarios will not get us any further. With the climate heroines, we want to create a positive narrative and honor women worldwide who stand up for climate protection.”

Dr. Wolfgang Jamann, Secretary General and CEO of CARE International

From Fiji to Niger to Germany, this exhibition features women trying out new cultivation methods, establishing networks and taking to the streets for climate protection. The exhibition features portraits and action shots of women, such as the former Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres, the head of a Philippine aid organization, Minet Aguisanda-Jerusalem, and the German anti-coal activist Antje Grothus.

“Mining and the use of brown coal is destroying people’s home. It is the most climate-damaging energy source fuelling climate change. It cannot go on this way. We have to work together for climate protection.”

Antje Grothus, Climate Alliance Germany

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