“We all share this planet, and therefore we all have a responsibility to do everything we can to respect planetary boundaries and to ensure that future generations can enjoy a life in harmony with nature. I firmly believe that to take on this responsibility we need a good dose of creativity and strong commitment. The GCA is not only an incentive for the winners, but for all those entrepreneurs who seek to generate a transformative change in the fashion industry.”Mirna Inés Fernández
Mirna Inés Fernández is a young Bolivian activist passionate about the conservation of biodiversity, art and culture. She studied Environmental Engineering and Fine Arts in parallel, and got involved in volunteering from an early age, being part of global youth movements focused on issues of climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development.
She is a co-founder of Reacción Climática, a citizen collective promoting joint actions against climate change in Bolivia. She is also a Steering Committee member of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network and a co-founder of its Bolivian chapter, Kaaijayu-GYBN Bolivia.
Her work experience goes through environmental impacts assessments, formal and non-formal education, environmental advocacy and technical assistance to Indigenous Peoples and local Communities. She is currently pursuing a diploma course in Community Development and Comprehensive Technical Assistance and works in consultancies focused on technical assistance to facilitate sustainable development projects in rural areas.
New member of the GCA Expert Panel.