Episode 59: with Chito Arceo discussing climate change, risks related to activism and COP26

Chito is an 18-year old climate activist from the Philippines. He is currently taking up a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is also the North-Central Luzon Regional Coordinator of Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP) and the President of the Abacan River and Angeles Watershed Youth Council Inc. (ARAW Youth).

As a youth climate activist, he has participated in the 3rd National Climate Change Conference last 2019 as a student presenter. He recently attended the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference or COP26 as a member of Fridays for Future MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas). His advocacy is to call for the protection of watersheds in the country and climate justice for all. He also advocates for climate education in order to inform the youth on the severity of the climate crisis.

You can read more about Chito’s activism and initiatives here:

– YACAP Website: http://yacap.org/– YACAP N+CL Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/yacapncl/– ARAW Youth Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/arawaci/Thank you for listening to another International Risk Podcast. Do you know someone who would like to listen to this episode?  Share it with them now.

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