French actress Marion Cotillard traveled to the Philippines to meet with children and young people on climate change. One of the girls she spoke with is Marinel who is taking action on climate change in her own community of Tacloban, a coastal city that was devastated by one of the strongest storms recorded on the planet, Super Typhoon Haiyan, on November 8, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing more than 6,000 people in that country alone.
“We are the most vulnerable, in terms of disasters.”
Marinel participates in climate change adaptation projects from Plan International, a development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, and now teaches at youth camps to pass on everything she has learned to the younger children. She also traveled to Paris with Plan International for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in December 2015.
She is one girl on a mission to make a difference.