2019 Pritzker Award Winner in Reuters: U.N. Climate Talks have ‘Failed the People’, Activists Say
In Chad, livestock herders are struggling to find grazing for their animals, and crops are not growing as they should due to worsening droughts and floods, according to Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a member of the African country’s Mbororo pastoralist community and winner of the 2019 Pritzker Award. As a result, people are being pushed deeper into poverty and are fighting over shrinking resources, she told a gathering on the sidelines of the U.N. climate conference in Madrid on Saturday, as the talks pushed into a day of overtime.
“The climate emergency is now,” she said. “We need our voices to be here… action must start now.”