US Climate Action Network Media Advisory For: Thursday, December 5, 2019

US Climate Action Network

Media Advisory For: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Contact: Chloe Noël, [email protected]

Leaders From Front Line Communities To Speak Out 

Against False Climate Solutions 

Panel Will Center Marginalized Voices to Highlight Their Struggles and Amplify Grassroots Solutions  

Location: Room 1, Area 4, IFEMA or via this link 


Madrid  – Thursday, 05 December 2019: Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité and the US Climate Action Network are hosting a panel discussion at COP25 to amplify the voices of front line communities across the Americas.


What: The impacts of climate change disproportionately hurt the most vulnerable communities, including youth, women, communities of color, income-challenged communities. At the same time, false energy solutions are impacting or bypassing some marginalized communities. Yet these same communities are often generating innovative, just and scalable clean energy solutions.  Our panel speaks to both false solutions and community-based positive alternatives. To ask questions of the panelists, email [email protected] or tweet at @uscan




  • Andreia Fanzeres, Coordinator Indigenous Peoples´ Rights for Operação Amazônia Nativa (OPAN)
  • Jacob Maurice Johns, Community Supported Organizer, Backbone Campaign USA 
  • Margarita Parra, Mobility Equity Lead, GRID Alternatives & Clean Energy Works USA
  • Antonio Zambrano: Coordinator of Clean Energy Program for Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climático (MOCICC), Peru


When: Thursday, 05 December 2019 - 16:45—18:15 CET


  •   Room 1, Area 4, Feria de Madrid, IFEMA in Av. del Partenón, Nº 5, 28042 Madrid, Spain 
  •   Live broadcast is available via Skype Meeting Broadcast and will be available on-demand via this link.

Contact: Chloe Noël, [email protected],  +1 (202)-832-1780


About US Climate Action Network (USCAN): USCAN’s mission is to build trust and alignments among members to fight climate change in a just and equitable way.  

USCAN’S vision is a powerful, inclusive, and trusting network of US organizations who worked together to meet the global goals in the Paris Climate Agreement and exceed the US targets outlined in that agreement.

About Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE): CIDSE’s mission: Working together with others, we want to serve the poor, promote justice, harness the power of global solidarity and create transformational change to end poverty, inequalities and threats to the environment both global and local.

CIDSE’s vision: We are part of a worldwide community of learning and action that is open to working with all people and groups of goodwill. At CIDSE we think and act along the following values and principles: Dignity, Solidarity, Ownership, Partnership, Dialogue, Subsidiarity, Sustainability, Living Simply and Stewardship. 


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