Elizabeth runs Fundación Solón in Bolivia, funded by Christian Aid, which helps communities to understand the causes and consequences of climate change. They also campaign to promote more sustainable ways of managing Bolivia’s rich natural resources.
In Bolivia water is drying up. In recent years the glaciers in the tropical Andes have reduced by 30%, and the livelihoods of millions of people are now at risk. In particular the Andean indigenous communities depend on these glaciers for drinking water, sanitation and growing their food.
Glacial retreat and the decreasing availability of water sources is the most immediate threat. But Elizabeth is determined to do something about it.
Campaigning for change
As a result of campaigning by Fundación Solón and other Christian aid partner organisations, the government of Bolivia is helping vulnerable groups adapt to the changing climate and has passed a law to protect the natural world.
‘We urge our leaders to be responsible with the world, and to take seriously the challenge to fight poverty.'
Christian Aid continues to support social movements in Bolivia to push climate change higher up the agenda. Bolivia is now a major participant in the global climate change campaign and in international negotiations.
A million ways to tackle climate change
There are a million things we can do now to help tackle climate change and its effects, whether it’s walking to church on a Sunday morning, supporting our sisters and brothers across the world to deal with its consequences, or urging our political leaders to act now – the steps you take do count.
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