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“Remaining United” : Change Now in Promoting Sustainability and Collective Action

The Change Now event, which took place in Paris from the 25th to 27th of May, brought together decision-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, companies and NGOs from all over the world, providing a global meeting point to discuss solutions for the planet. Once again, Change Now demonstrated its central role in promoting innovative and sustainable solutions to global challenges.

Politicians and government representatives such as Christophe Béchu (Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion), Marlène Schiappa (Secretary of State for the Social and Solidarity Economy and Associative Life), Luiz Eloy Terena (General Councillor for the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples in Brazil), and Barbara Trachte (Secretary of State for the Brussels Region) also took part in the event, demonstrating their commitment to protecting the environment and the rights of indigenous peoples.

The Change Now closing ceremony was marked by speeches from the indigenous chiefs Raoni, Tapi, Watatakalu and Yabuti Metuktire, supported by the Rainforest Organization, who raised awareness of the importance of protecting the Amazon rainforest, an essential ecosystem that is home to indigenous peoples, local communities and a unique biodiversity.

More generally, they emphasized the importance of unity in preserving our planet, seeing this as a collective struggle, shared by all living beings. Raoni declared, "I don't want people to fight, I want them to stay united". Watatakalu called for a collective global change to achieve a "healing" of the world. Yabuti Metuktire highlighted Raoni's ongoing commitment to his mission to preserve the environment and the Amazon.

The event also highlighted the importance of commitment of younger generations, who are following in the footsteps of their elders in the fight for the survival of our planet. Tapi, Watatakalu and Yabuti represent this new generation, carrying on the fight led by Raoni.

The Change Now event was an important part of the association's international tour to protect the Amazon. The indigenous leaders provided a powerful and inspiring voice, reminding everyone that preserving our Earth is a shared responsibility.

To get involved, join us at our next event "Women for the Amazon", the 31st of May in Paris, with Watatakalu and many other inspiring speakers!


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