#21: Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Convenor, Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines

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Mitzi Jonelle Tan is 22 years old and she has been an activist since 2017. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2019. During her time in university, she was a student leader in several organizations and was also part of her college student council. Mitzi is the Convenor for Youth Advocates for Climate Action Philippines (YACAP) which is an alliance of individuals and youth formations that advocates for immediate climate action led by the youth.

In this podcast, Mitzi gives us tangible examples of what’s happening in the Philippines with climate change. She talks about the work that YACAP is doing and more. She ends with the hope that youth led collective action is needed to give voices to those people who have been marginalised and affected by climate change.

Notes –

01:12 – Mitzi’s climate change journey

05:19 – Climate change and the Philippines

06:36 – Governmental reaction to climate change

12:16 – Ordinary Filipinos and climate change

15:51 – Using social media to create an impact

19:33 – Covid19 and climate change

24:06 – Expectations from COP 26

27:40 – Call to action to unite together to combat climate change

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