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  • Writer's pictureDermot Killoran

Saving OUR Environment

Can you imagine testifying against some of the world’s biggest, richest, and heaviest carbon polluters? That’s what Marinel is doing. As a survivor of super Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest storm to make landfall in the Philippines – Marinel is a witness in the world’s first human rights investigation into corporate responsibility for climate change.

image - greenpeace (c) 2020

Marinel Ubaldo, 21, from the Philippines was recently profiled by GreenPeace as one of the 5 young climate activists who are making an impact around the world. Marinel is not just a talking voice - she is telling her own personal story as a victim and survivor of the ravages of super Typhoon Haiyan – the strongest storm to ever to make landfall in the Philippines.

“I’m here in front of you, not just as a climate statistic you see in the news, but I’m here as a human being – hoping to remind you that we need to value lives again. My story is only one of many, and I’m here to speak on behalf of the vulnerable and the marginalized communities – may our voices be heard.

In late 2019, when Marinel was in Japan to spread her message - Calderwood Images had the opportunity to photograph her for promotional and media image needs. It was a great experience to hear her inspiring talk and get some nice photos of her during her short tour in Japan.

You can follow Marinel's mission and important work on twitter @YnelUbaldo

She will be speaking on a zoom video panel in the Freedom Toast Cafe organized by Amnesty International Nagoya Multicultural Group on May 17, 2020 18:00 - 19:30 UTC +09, with the theme: How does Climate Change impact Human Rights? REGISTER HERE:…

We are looking forward to her next visit to Japan where we hope she'll have time again for us to shoot some more photos to support her global media promotions and presentations.

Images - (c) 2020

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