Guyana is a carbon sink and a climate leader, but has been airbrushed out of the global climate movement, as many developing countries are, says international environmental lawyer Melinda Janki in the most compelling episode to date of the Climate Curious podcast. “It’s not a story that gets told very often… about former colonial peoples standing up against the oil industry,” says this superstar legal eagle, who has spent the last 25 years working to make environmental damage illegal and save our planet. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst to hear Melinda’s extraordinary story of how she’s standing up to multinational oil giants to save one of South America’s most beautiful countries from a carbon bomb disaster. The learnings? The people who have contributed the most to climate change are not really the ones that are bearing the brunt of it, society is still blinded by the false promises of fossil fuel wealth, and a climate confession that will make you feel it’s never too late to turn over a fresh leaf!
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