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Yurshell Rodríguez


Yurshell is a climate activist, researcher, and plaintiff in the first climate change and future generations lawsuit in Latin America. She is a member of the native Afro-Caribbean Raizal ethnic group from the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Islands, Colombia.


Since a young age, she has been dedicated to the protection and conservation of ecosystems, participating in activities to protect the environment. In 2018, along with 25 other young plaintiffs and the NGO Dejusticia, she sued the Colombian government to stop deforestation in the Amazon rainforest and won the lawsuit.


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