Climate change is about the way that we respond to the crisis and its multiple impacts. The Andean region – in part thanks to the influence of community practices embedded in its culture – is fertile land for exploring climate resilience and the lessons it can offer. Our projects in this area look to provide snapshots of local experiences and responses which contribute to the global process of developing more sustainable alternatives.
1. Climate change is about…building community resilience
2. Climate change is about…shifting paradigms
Women, Violence and Climate Change
Climate Change is About…Women project authors Leny Olivera and Carey Averbook write about what they learned from their time spent exploring resilience with the women of María Auxiliadora. This article also appeared on Resilience.org.
Articles and Blogs on Resilience and Alternatives
May 2015: Leny Olivera on Upside Down World on the many types of resistance and resilience that women in Bolivia and elsewhere are demonstrating against the many types of violence and discroimination they are subjected to, including in the context of climate change.
May 2015: Climate Change is About…Women project authors Leny Olivera and Carey Averbook writing on Resilience.org (and our blog) about what they learned from their time spent exploring resilience with the women of María Auxiliadora.
Dec 2014. Leny Olivera writing for New Internationalist on the occasion of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, about the women of the María Auxiliadora community and their efforts to confront multiple forms of violence in their lives.
Dec 2013. Sian Cowman in The Ecologist, writing about her visit to a rural community in the Norte Potosí region of Bolivia, and what community practices there demonstrate about climate vulnerablity – and resilience.