Oxfam America honored women climate leaders at a Sisters on the Planet reception on Friday — but the event was hardly a women-only party. Many men came to pay tribute to these forward-thinking women — including two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America), who’s an Oxfam America Global Ambassador.
Abera Tola (right, with Linda Adams), the director of Oxfam America’s office in Ethiopia, noted that the conversation in Ethiopia already focuses 90% on adaptation — since global climate change and its devastating effects are already in effect — and since the poor or disadvantaged are often disproportionately affected by those effects.
Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet initiative educates people about the unique ways climate change affects women around the world — and the unique initiatives women are taking in their local communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Find out more about the initiative, and get involved!