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United in Action: Women and the Climate Crisis

March 23, 2022


Who We Are

Welcome to United in Action: Dialogue at the Tzu Chi Center for relief.

These monthly episodes hosted by Steve Chiu are centered on where Tzu Chi’s mission and the mission of the United Nations align:  improving lives and transforming communities by eradicating poverty, promoting development, and upholding human rights. We kick off our first ever episode with our guests Christine Tirado, co-author of the IPCC 2022 AR6 Report, and Saphira Rameshfar from Baha\’i International. In this talk, we’ll be discussing the relationship between women and the climate crisis. The climate crisis disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable communities among us. How do we take action to make a real impact on climate change? How can we adapt to the world as it changes? How can we empower those most affected with the resources we have? All this and more on this episode of United in Action.

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Cristina Tirado
Dr. Cristina Tirado works at the interface between science and policy related to climate change, health, food, and sustainable development with the University, WHO, UNEP, UNFCCC, governments, and NGOs worldwide. She serves as the president of the Sustainability Health and Education Foundation and is also an Adjunct Professor at UCLA’s School of Public Health. Cristina is a Fulbright Scholar with MS/Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Sciences from Cornell University.

Saphira Rameshfar
Saphira is a Representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and is on the Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women. Saphira has served as Co-Chair of the Faith and Feminism Working Group to the United Nations, Co-Chair of the Working Group on Girls to the United Nations, and on the Youth Steering Committee to the United Nations Department of Global Communications.


Host: Steve Chiu
Guests: Cristina Tirado, Saphira Rameshfar
Special Thanks to: Tzu Chi Global AffairsTeam
Executive Producer: Ting Fan
Director: Hannah Whisenant
Producer: Jaime Puerta
Associate Producer: Lucía Villacorta
Cinematographer: Garson Ormiston
Production Sound mixer: Hyo Jin An
Editor: Eliot Popko, Héctor Muniente
Assistant Editor: Qihui Yang, Maple Gu
Colorist: Eliot Popko
Re-recording Mixer: Michael LaFerla
Production/Graphic Designer: Ling Soo
Motion Graphic Designer: Jacob Kern
Script/Editor: Ting Fan, Ida Eva Eiellinska, Steve Chiu
Web Team: Chaska Rojas-Bottger, Nancy Wei
Digital Content team: Anik Ghose, Dilber Shatursun, Anna Sipek, Juan Guo, Jennifer Chien, Maple Gu

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