Andean Quechua and American Youth Unite in Climate Change Dialogue

October 23rd, 2009

On Saturday, 24 October 2009 youth from the Potato Park/ Parque de la Papa of Pisac, Cusco, Peru and from Dedham, Massachusetts, United States will engage in conversations about climate change. Listen to the Live web cast taking place in Cusco (GMT-5), Mass (GMT-4), that is 12:30 pm Peruvian time and 11:00 am US (EDT) time .

Andean youth from Cusco have much to share about their experiences of climate change affecting their bio-cultural systems in the Potato Park in Pisac. At the same time the youth from Dedham are eager to share how they too are seeking climate change solutions within their community.

These two youth groups will unite through collaborative dialogue to develop strength and power to create climate change solutions. Their discussions are part of the Youth Climate Action Network during the International Day of Climate Action, organized by This series of conversations were planned with a forward glance to the UN COP 15 Copenhagen to take place in December 2009.

The Indigenous Peoples’ Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCC) , the Asociación ANDES and the communities of the Potato Park will organize the local end of conversations and will facilitate a video-conference between the groups from its headquarters in Cusco. While the US organizing partner is Dedham Climate Day. The Potato Park youth are part of a team facilitating the international Indigenous Peoples’ Climate Change Assessment within their local bio-cultural territory.