Asunción, Agencia IP.- The Paraguayan runner is among the 100 most inspiring and influential women worldwide, recognized by the British network BBC.
Among them are human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Hollywood star América Ferrera, feminist icon Gloria Steinem, former US First Lady Michelle Obama, beauty business owner Huda Kattan, and Ballon d’Or winning soccer player Gold Aitana Bonmatí.
This year, extreme heat, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters dominate headlines, and the list highlights women who work to help the communities take action to adjust to the impacts of climate change.
«Among the BBC 100 Women, we name 28 Climate Pioneers, ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28,» highlights the prestigious British media.
Regarding our fellow citizens, it is explained that «although her specialty is the heptathlon, it was competing in the 100-meter hurdles that brought Camila Pirelli to the Tokyo Olympics.»
«The track and field athlete, known by her nickname of «Guarani Panther,» holds some national athletics records, and she is a sports coach and English teacher.»
According to the BBC, Pirelli grew up in an environmentally conscious family in a small town in Paraguay, where she closely sees the impact of climate change.
The website states that Pirelli is currently an EcoAthlete Champion, which means she is committed to using her sports platform to encourage people to talk about climate change and take action to reduce carbon emissions.
«I grew up in a town where I saw wild animals daily. Knowing those animals are suffering now because of climate change worries me and makes me want to help,» says the athlete, according to the BBC.
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