Eider José Perafan Ramirez has died

Eider José Perafan Ramirez, former member of the Executive Board of Climate Alliance and COICA Coordinator, has left us. As the leader of the indigenous Cubeo people in Colombia, he has fought tirelessly for indigenous rights and for the conservation of the rainforest. He has now lost the battle against his cancer.

Eider José Perafan Ramirez served the COICA - Climate Alliance’s indigenous partner organisation - as Coordinator for Climate Change and Biodiversity from 2014 to 2018. In this function, he represented the COICA from October 2016 to October 2018 as Vice President in the Executive Board of Climate Alliance. He personally participated in the International Conference of Climate Alliance in Krems 2016 for COICA and reported on his work.

We mourn Eider José Perafan Ramirez.