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Cayetana Rodriguez

Cayetana is a junior at Clark studying Management and Political Science. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She has been part of the Clark Model UN team since 2021 and is excited to be chairing this year at ClarkMUN XIV. Cayetana has been the ClarkMUN XII Media Director and the ClarkMUN XIII Director-General. She is also part of the club’s Executive Board as Treasurer. Besides being a member of both ClarkMUN and Travel Team, she works as a Resident Adviser and Admissions Ambassador. In her free time, Cayetana enjoys exploring new restaurants (especially if they are Peruvian and in Providence) and watching a 2000s telenovela. In the future, she hopes to get her MBA with a focus on sustainability and social change. Cayetana is thrilled to be welcoming you all next year at UNEP! 

Email: CRodriguezPolar@clarku.edu

UNEP: Arctic Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

10% of the Arctic Population is Indigenous. With the current Arctic warming, thawing permafrost, loss of sea ice and creatures, Indigenous livelihoods, cultures, traditions, and identities are severely affected.  

Indigenous peoples rely on the environment and its resources, so it is a priority to discuss how climate change affects these communities. For centuries, Indigenous peoples have undergone land dispossession, oppression, loss and damage of culture, and economic disadvantages. Thus, UNEP will be focusing on, by an ecological and Indigenous-aware approach, find the best solutions to protect these Arctic communities. The Arctic Amplification is worsening climate change in the area, so it is up to the delegates to find innovative and feasible ideas to mitigate the climate impact on Arctic Indigenous Peoples.  

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