Marinel Ubaldo is an advocate for climate justice and the environment. She is a Registered Social Worker and one of the Founders of the Youth Leaders for Environmental Action Federation, a youth-led organization based in Eastern Visayas that aims to mentor youth individuals and organizations in climate advocacy. She is also the Advocacy Officer for Ecological Justice and Youth Engagement of Living Laudato Si’ Philippines. She is currently the Philippine Country Coordinator for UN COY16 Glasgow while co-leading the implementation of one of the most comprehensive youth gatherings this year, the Local Conference of Youth 2021. She also serves as the Philippine Focal Point for Climate Science Olympiad. Marinel has been actively involved in educating communities – especially, the youth and children- about climate change and the roles they can take to adapt and mitigate to its effects. She has spoken to world leaders on behalf of Filipinos during the opening of the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris and in UNFCCC COP 25 in Madrid. She is a petitioner and has acted as a Resource Person during the Climate Justice Liability Public Hearing during the Climate Week in New York USA last September 2018. She has been trained by former US Vice-President Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader. Her global campaign with Amnesty International calling on the Philippine government to ensure relocation of Super-Typhoon Haiyan survivors generated 528,070 actions from around the world. She has been building impactful campaigns, forming strong collaborations with the government, social and environmental organizations, and the youth. Most of all, she aims co-power and build agency among frontline communities around the world, so we can have a safer place to live in, and now she continues to tell her story in the global platform aiming to shed light on the reality of climate change, and the urgency for world leaders to keep their climate commitments and for the rest of the world to act on it.
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