International Indigenous Peoples Day: Radio and Climate Change in the Andes
AlertNet, 9 August 2012

NAIROBI, KENYA: Contributed by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), this article draws attention to the radio broadcast popularly known as “Pachamamanchista Munakusun” (Nurturing Mother Earth), launched in February 2010 by the UN Joint Programme on environment and climate change under the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund and aiming to build awareness about climate change and adaptation measures. The show airs daily in Quechua, the local language, and Spanish to encourage families and farmers to identify local problems and propose ways for adapting to the new living conditions climate change brings. The broadcasts also motivate farmers to implement adaptation measures such as water harvesting, reforestation with native species, protection of biodiversity and prevention of forest fires and overgrazing. Read the article …