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Helena Gualinga

Indigenous Rights & Climate Advocate, Ecuador
Helena Gualinga

Helena Gualinga

Indigenous Rights & Climate Advocate, Ecuador

"The most urgent action this planet needs is the phase out of fossil fuel. It is no longer an option to keep burning fossil fuel if we want to have a livable planet."

Helena Gualinga is a 20-year-old environmental and human rights advocate. Gualinga grew up in the indigenous community of Sarayaku in the Ecuadorian Amazon, known for it’s historic battle against the oil industry. Gualinga has attended international summits and conferences such as COP. She is one of the cofounders of the global coallition Polluters Out. Currently she works with The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network.

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