Climate protection

Climate protection and activism

Climate protection with MamaKiya is fair consumption. In Latin America we have been feeling this more strongly than in Europe for some time. This is one of the reasons why nature and the protection of the earth are fundamental to our work. We need to work together to protect the planet and fight climate change. Everything is at stake: our livelihood for us and for future generations. In the area of climate protection, we address the broad issues of climate change. We make the voices of Latin American activists heard and show solidarity with other climate movements in Germany and the Netherlands.

The different South American countries experience the world globally, but in terms of climate justice, the math doesn't add up. That's why for us there are issues like the Supply Chain Act or ecofeminism that we urgently need to address to strengthen the conscious connection to the Earth.

In the following we will give you an overview of the topics we are currently working on in this field. If they appeal to you, support the work of our association with active impulses for more ecofeminism and climate justice.


Decolonial climate activism

The climate crisis is the result of capitalism. Colonialism has long promoted this climate-damaging way of doing business. The hierarchies lead to relations of exploitation and power that must be broken through decolonial climate activism. For its implementation, a radical break with colonial principles is needed to create climate justice. Climate protection in MamaKiya is also justice. 

Indigenous resistance in climate protection

Indigenous peoples play a fundamental role in the fight against climate change. These people sustainably protect the primeval forests and in this way preserve a large part of the Amazon. They are considered guardians of nature and yet are often victims, both of displacement and of climate change. In doing so, they risk their lives in the fight for their own habitats. Climate protection in MamaKiya is empathy!

What is ecofeminism?

Ecofeminism combines ecological and feminist concerns. Ecofeminist approaches focus on the parallels between the oppression of nature and animals and the oppression of women due to the still male-dominated structures. Both the climate crisis and the oppression of women are related to arbitrarily created hierarchies that need to be broken down.

Such a feminist movement is also emerging in Latin America. Despite an active commitment, the movement still faces great resistance from the country's conservatives. The movement is increasingly led by young activists and, through the Ni Una MenosOs protestos estão ganhando forte impulso. O "ecofeminismo" protesta contra o alto nível de violência contra as mulheres e defende a coexistência sem violência e discriminação.

Climate protection in MamaKiya is sustainable consumption

Human consumption patterns are increasingly depleting resources. It is becoming more and more complicated to replenish sufficiently. The shift toward a sustainable lifestyle is gaining importance almost daily. Adjustments in people's consumption patterns are needed. Fair trade and sustainable consumption of coffee, cocoa and quinoa, for example, are very much in vogue. Corresponding seals, such as the Fairtrade seal, promote fair trade and sustainable consumption in everyday life. We are still at the very beginning with this. Conscious consumption must be our goal.

Climate change in Latin America and Europe

In recent years, flood disasters have been on the rise in both Latin America and Europe. According to various reports, it is already clear that Latin America will be one of the regions most affected by climate change.

Long periods of heat, floods and other external weather phenomena will affect people's lives. This will exacerbate socioeconomic problems worldwide. The necessary action must be taken urgently and promptly.

The Supply Chain Act

From 2023, the Supply Chain Act will apply to companies with 3000 or more employees. From 2024, companies with more than 1000 employees will have to answer for violations along the entire supply chain. This applies to all actions, including those abroad. Your actions will therefore no longer be without consequences. This is a first step toward protecting regions that are severely affected. The aim of the law is to meet global responsibility. For example, companies earn money from importing coffee from South America, even if it is possibly produced under poor conditions, i.e. in a way that violates human rights.

Would you also like to get involved in these issues and develop joint solutions to protect our world sustainably and keep it viable for future generations? Then please contact us! We are interested in an exchange with you.