To illustrate the global significance of the topic, protagonists and projects were sought and found in countries all over the world. Photographs, interviews and some films were made in: Germany, Fiji, India, Madagascar, Niger, Philippines, Peru, USA, Vietnam and West Bank. In addition, Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, the then acting Secretary General of the UNFCCC, was recruited as a prominent protagonist for the exhibition project.
Climate change is real and it threatens the lives of people worldwide. Certain regions are more affected by the consequences than others. In places most effected, those who have the least and who lack the means to adapt to the changing conditions are left alone. Deprived of their livelihoods in this way, millions of people are already forced to leave their homes, offering potential for growing cultural and social conflicts worldwide. In addition to serious efforts to reduce or avoid emissions by the polluters, support for those who are most severely exposed to the consequences of climate change is therefore existential for the entire world population.
CARE International supports people in their fight against the consequences of climate change and for the preservation of their homes. And people are struggling, from Fiji to the Philippines to the West Bank. Among them, there are always those who carry others along, who are role models and who do not give up. Mostly these are women who, with their work in the field, their motivation and their way of networking, get things moving, create positive change and thus make adaptation possible. These women are our »climate heroines« and we would like to highlight them with this exhibition. Because they set a sign with their commitment, against powerlessness and for the home they do not want to leave.