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4: Summer Series with Front Line Defenders: Saving The Amazon with Marcelo Cwerner

Climate Queens

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Welcome back to CLIMATE QUEENS and our special Summer Series! For the next three episodes we will be partnering with an amazing NGO called Front Line Defenders. As you all know at this point we are passionate about climate activism and when we think of climate activism, we don't always think of those who face personal risks working to protect the environment. In some countries, human rights defenders advocating for action on climate can be threatened, harassed, and detained for their peaceful work. We especially wanted to highlight those who are directly impacted by the climate crisis in this way and we could not think of a better organisation to partner with than Front Line Defenders. Front Line Defenders is an Ireland-based international human rights organisation with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders (HRDs) at risk. Over the next few months we will be speaking to three human rights defenders from different countries, discussing their stories and bringing you their experience on the front lines. On this episode we speak to Tara from Front Line Defenders about what it means to be a human rights defender and we chat to Marcelo Cwerner, a HRD from Brazil, about his relentless work on the front lines of the Amazon Rainforest. We absolutely loved this conversation and learnt so much from Marcelo. For more information on Front Line Defenders and Marcelo check out our show notes below. We hope you enjoy it. Much love, Clo & Katie SHOWNOTES: SHOWNOTES: Front Line Defenders: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/ Rights on the Line podcast: www.frontlinedefenders.org/podcast Front Line Defenders Marcelo Cwerner Bio: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/marcelo-cwerner Marcelo Cwerner Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/marcelocwerner/ Marcelo’s website:  https://marcelocwerner.com/  Marcelo’s companies: https://www.marupiaraexpedicoes.com.br/  , http://www.embarquepaje.com.br/ , https://www.malocaviva.com/  Alter do Chão Fire Brigade: http://brigadadealter.ga/ , @brigadadealterR. Buckminster Fuller- Utopian or Oblivion: The Propspect for Humanity: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1321401.Utopia_or_Oblivion  ARTICLES:  Portuguese:  https://epoca.globo.com/paulista-deixou-mercado-financeiro-para-se-dedicar-projetos-ambientais-em-alter-do-chao-1-24130378 , https://veja.abril.com.br/brasil/fomos-injusticados-brigadistas-de-alter-do-chao-reforcam-inocencia/  English: LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-02-14/firefighter-brigade-volunteers-accused-arson ,  The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/05/brazil-ngos-crackdown-raids-amazon-fires , NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/30/world/americas/amazon-fires-dicaprio-bolsonaro.html WWF: https://www.wwf.org.br/?74264/Alter-do-Chao-charge-without-evidence-is-attack-on-the-ConstitutionInformation about Amazon Rainforest: https://www.britannica.com/place/Amazon-Rainforesthttps://www.pressenza.com/2020/06/amazon-rainforest-hit-by-killer-droughts/ https://www.plantbasednews.org/news/amazon-fires-as-bad-if-not-worse-than-last-yearshttps://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/brazil-amazon-fire-bolsonaro/2020/03/14/70bfdee4-5417-11ea-929a-64efa7482a77_story.html https://onetreeplanted.org/blogs/stories/cool-facts-about-the-amazon-rainforestFloating river: https://ideas.ted.com/this-airborne-river-may-be-the-largest-river-on-earth/ To DONATE to the Amazon Rainforest:Amazon Aid Foundation: https://amazonaid.org/ Rainforest Alliance: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/ Amazon Watch: https://amazonwatch.org/ Rainforest Trust: https://www.rainforesttrust.org/  


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