PALO, Leyte- The executive director of the Leyte Center for Development, Inc.(LCDe),Jazmin Jerusalem, was chosen as one of 12 climate heroines in a photo exhibit/press conference which featured women leaders from all over the world.
Each of the climate heroines spoke how she led her organization in facing the challenges brought about by climate change and its effects.
Jerusalem represented the Philippines in this momentous event held last November 20 in Bonn, Germany.
“It’s such an honor to have been chosen as Philippine climate heroine in the prestigious photo exhibit by CARE-Germany. The event gave me a chance to speak about the conditions of our people especially after (super) typhoon Yolanda that hit us four years ago. It also opened opportunities of partnership with various organizations in Germany and Belgium. Most importantly, I was able to share how LCDe made a difference in its emergency response and rehabilitation after the strongest storm ever recorded in the world affected thousands in Eastern Visayas,” Jerusalem said.
The activity was spearheaded by CARE-Germany, which is an international non-government organization granting projects worldwide to fight poverty and restore human dignity.
The climate heroine photo exhibit was attended by German government officials like the Minister of Environment, parliamentarians, Mayor of Bonn as well as top officers of CARE International.
Furthermore, Jerusalem was asked to speak during a forum of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change or COP23 also in Bonn, Germany.
She spoke on women’s role and the challenges of climate change. In attendance were government and NGO representatives from different countries united in a common cause; that of combatting climate change through pressuring governments to reduce their carbon emissions. (PR)