‘Time for all of us to wake up’ and save the planet: goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc at COP24

11 December 2018

When Hurricane Maria devastated Domenica last year, it was a wake-up call for Canada’s former international goalkeeper, Karina LeBlanc to step in to the climate change fight.

With many family ties to the Caribbean island, she changed the way she eats and began biking to work, and says that “it’s time for all of us to wake up” and be part of the solution.  

The UNICEF Ambassador and former Olympian, who played in five World Cups, is committed to doing her bit to save the planet, as she told UN News’s Yasmina Guerda at the COP24 climate change conference in Poland, on Tuesday, where the UN launched the Sports for Climate Action Framework, to involve more athletes in the fight. 

Audio Credit:
Yasmina Guerda, UN News
Audio Duration:
8'39"

 

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