But climate change and its impacts are anything but equal. The reality is that those who are least responsible for the crisis are bearing the brunt of its devastation.
The Romero Initiative - CIR invited 3 speakers from Central America who were eager to take part in the tour.
This diverse group will bring together a wide range of expertise on climate-related issues from different perspectives, including community environmental protests, access rights to land and water, and policy negotiations.
The main focus of the tour will be to highlight the dimensions of the climate crisis in Central America, discuss climate financing and loss & damage, and communicate demands to the Global North in terms of measures that need to be taken to achieve climate justice.
The tour starts on 22 October and ends on 6 November, just before the COP27 in Egypt.
4 Young Ambassadors of the Game On! project and speakers from Central America meet with MEPs to inform political decision makers in the EU and on national level in Germany, the Czech Republic and Hungary about the situation in Central American countries, and also sensitise them towards climate justice.
At national political level, many Central American countries face difficulties in engaging with the civil society, therefore, there is a need for monitoring mechanisms via which the civil society can make sure that climate financing is used for the right purpose and not for corruption or the further oppression of the civil society.