Green Words

15 ideas for taking care of the world

People at different occupations in the environment


For children, adolescents and young people with disabilities, the possibility of participating in certain conversations is often limited because they lack the necessary words, usually because they do not have the opportunity to listen to them, learn them and practice them. In addition, glossaries related to climate change are often not accessible to persons with intellectual disabilities and other people who are not familiar with the subject.

The Interamerican Institute on Disability and inclusive development (IIDi) worked to make available to young people with disabilities the essential words they need to participate, learn, and ask questions on climate change.

This English Easy-Read version is a translation of the original Spanish Easy-Read glossary produced by META Planeta within the Instituto Interamericano sobre Discapacidad y Desarrollo Inclusivo in 2021, aiming to contribute to knowledge sharing of climate change-related information among children and youth with disabilities, ensuring accessibility of information. The original Spanish version includes QR codes with links to videos in Spanish and Sign language that are not included in this English version but can be accessed at the following link: 

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