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Could Indigenous knowledge save the Amazon?

Over the past 20 years, the Amazon rainforest has lost nearly 54 million hectares of rainforest due to deforestation. This is caused by illegal logging, mining, monoculture farming and forest fires. Deforestation not only accelerates the climate crisis but also…

Rainforest Weavers

In the Indigenous community of Cutivereni, Peru, a group of women have come together to keep traditional artisanal crafts alive. They are known as Jeto and are made up of 18 Indigenous Asháninka mothers. From the depths of…

More chocolate means a better future

Chocolate bars, cacao juice, hot chocolate and cacao-based jams are just some of the tasty cacao-based products that you can now find in the Awajún community of Urakuza, in the middle of the Amazon rainforest. A new era for Awajún…

Agricultural education: Awajún students get a head start

Take powerful climate action“Education and nutrition, that’s what we achieve in schools.”- Hisely Torres, Cool Earth technician in Peru 300 secondary school pupils Awajún communities within our Peru partnerships, aged between 12-17 from 1st to 5th grade are participating in…

Peru’s Genocide Bill

Indigenous Peoples fighting for their life Right now in Peru, a bill dubbed the ‘Genocide Bill’ has been proposed to reverse a law that for the past 17 years has guaranteed the life, integrity and territory of Indigenous peoples in…

Three reasons why the climate crisis is an inequity crisis

The climate crisis not only affects the environment, it also has profound consequences for human rights. As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, the existing inequalities in accessing basic human rights for people around the world become…

5 emergencies facing Indigenous communities

Here are 5 emergencies faced by Indigenous communities due to the climate crisis Indigenous people and local communities are disproportionately affected by the climate crisis due to the fact that they live in climate-vulnerable areas and…

What is El Niño and why should you care?

What is El Niño? You might have heard of El Niño before, but if not, we’ve got you covered! El Nińo is a climate pattern that drives year-to-year variation in global surface temperature and long-term warming trends. Trade winds normally…