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Climate Change’s effects on Palestinians are double

Ramallah- the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, within its participation in COP 21, held in Paris in December 2015, confirmed that Climate Change’s effects on Palestinians are double because of the Israeli occupation’s theft of our natural resources.

Hiba Al-Jibeihi, UAWC’s advocacy coordinator, had the opportunity to network with various delegations, and mainly, gave a speech about Palestinian’s current situation, related to the climate problems that everybody is facing. Indeed, Palestinians farmers are suffering from the rising temperatures like everybody else, but their situation is way worse if we take in consideration the small amount of available resources that they have left. Thus, this speech explains daily life of Palestinian’s agricultures, and specially tackles gender equity issues from the perspective of the performativity theory.

She also explained the UAWC’s role in addressing climate change issue, and strengthening the steadfastness of Palestinian farmers, especially female farmers.  Pointing out that Palestinian suffer is similar to the world’s suffer, with a suggestion that we all have to cooperate in order to solve world’s poor sufferings.

This participation highlights the fact that UAWC continues its struggle  with its main partner La Via Campesina to protect the farmers and develop  policies to mitigate climate change effects on them.