Bárbara Viguera, a junior researcher of EfD Central America, was interviewed by the journalist Lisseth Alva about the impacts of climate change, during the one-hour television program called ECO TV, of Channel 10, Megacable, from the Ciudad de Huánuco, in Peru.
The objective of the interview was to raise awareness among the population about the environment, the implications of global warming, and the consequences of climate change on people's lives. I was linked to the International Reducing CO2 Emissions Day on January 28, set by the United Nations, and directly linked to the 13th Sustainable Development Goal, Climate Action.
"Communication is important"
Bárbara Viguera said that it's important for her to provide information to the media on complex topics such as climate change, water resources, and forestry, among others because it is a friendly way to bring knowledge to the population. Also, it has the potential to reach many people.
"It is part of our duties as researchers to not just generate knowledge, but to share it with decision-makers and people in general, as a means to improve well-being."
Generating and impact on society
The more information is shared through different channels, the more information about climate change can reach a broader audience and counteract disinformation.
"Nowadays, people are exposed to a great deal of information, and they have questions on how this can affect them, why so many resources are being invested in the fight against climate change, and how they can contribute," said Bárbara Viguera.
"I believe that through these efforts, the population has a more complete picture of the problem and the actions that are being developed based on reliable information."
Setting an example
The participation of the EfD researcher was also important because as a young female researcher, she serves as an example and inspiration for many young women and girls.
"This is especially relevant in the Global South countries, where the expectations assigned to their gender are usually perpetuated."
By Marianela Argüello L.