on 13th November 2017

Climate heroines: Strong women counter doomsday scenarios

CARE photo exhibition “Climate Heroines” on display during COP23 in Bonn / Touring Germany in 2018 

Bonn, November 12th, 2017. 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”, said Dr. Wolfgang Jamann, Secretary General and CEO of CARE International, in his opening remarks. “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.”

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”, claims Antje Grothus, from the Climate Alliance Germany, and one of the women portrayed in the exhibition.

The photo exhibition can be visited in the foyer of Deutsche Telekom in Bonn and at Stadthaus Bonn until November 17th. In spring of 2018, with the kind support of Canon and Deutsche Bahn, the Climate Heroines will be displayed at various German central stations, including the cities of Cologne, Essen and Stuttgart.

If you are interested in interviews or further background information, please free to contact Ninja Taprogge, taprogge@care.de at any time.

Media inquires at COP23:
Camilla Schramek, Climate Change Communication Officer
cschramek@care.dk or +45 50 22 92 88

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