2019-12-12 12:22:38

Uganda’s First Fridays for Future Climate Striker, Vanessa Nakate

As Democracy Now! broadcasts from the U.N. climate summit in Madrid, Spain, DN speaks with climate activist Vanessa Nakate, who was Uganda’s first Fridays for Future climate striker.

“I wanted to do something that would cause change to the lives of the people in my community and my country,” she says.

My country heavily depends on agriculture, therefore most of the people depend on agriculture. If our farms are destroyed by floods, if the farms are destroyed by droughts and crop production is less, that means that the price of food is going to go high. So it will only be the most privileged who will be able to buy food.

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