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[COP23 Blog] A decarbonised world is a chance for eradicating poverty

10 Nov 2017

Too often developed countries see climate change as a burden for their industrialised activities because the level of innovation and the systemic change required are of unprecedented scale. Indeed several economic sectors need major shifts in thinking about current methods of production and consumption. It is a matter of risk perception. If governments wait too […]

[COP23 Blog] Stolen Land Stolen Future: Land use at the center of international climate politics

09 Nov 2017

From 5th till 17th November 2017, all countries will meet for the 23rd annual Conference of Parties (COP23) of the international climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While the negotiations will focus mostly on defining the rules of the Paris Agreement and preparing the first global stocktaking of climate […]

[COP23 News] Voices of peasant farmers at the COP23

08 Nov 2017

by Julia Jawtusch, Bread for all In the first day of the COP23 a group of development, church-based organisations (Caritas France, CIDSE and Bread for the World, Bread for all, both members of ACT Alliance) joined forces with the global peasant movement “La Via Campesina” for two side-events on the topic of agroecology. We decided […]

[COP23 Blog] Beyond Adaptation

07 Nov 2017

Growing up, we had happy memories of rain. You dance and sing under it, play games with your friends, and register happy memories in your brain when rainfall hits grass and soil, releasing nature’s scents. It is a bit disturbing when one sees children shiver at the sound heavy rainfall, run for cover at the […]

[COP23 Blog] 25.000 unite to demand Climate Action

05 Nov 2017

Yesterday, thousands gathered at Münsterplatz in Bonn to express their commitment to achieving ambitious climate action. The climate march brought together people from across the globe, with different backgrounds, experiences, climate realities and sets of demands. However, amidst the various organizational and individual priorities and agendas was a clear and unifying demand for climate justice. […]

[COP23 Press Release] The Implementation of the Paris Agreement must protect and promote the principles of human rights, gender justice and equity

05 Nov 2017

PRESS RELEASE (Bonn, Germany) It is now one year since the since the Paris Agreement entered into force.  On the eve of COP23, the ACT Alliance urges the full, ambitious, and transparent implementation of the Paris Agreement. ACT Alliance, a network of 146 faith based organizations and churches based in 125 countries around the world […]

[COP23 Press Release] Global churches act together for climate justice in call to COP23

05 Nov 2017

PRESS RELEASE The World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and Lutheran World Federation – together representing more than half a billion Christians worldwide – are issuing a united call for action on climate justice, the largest call of its kind in history. In a joint video message released on 5 November, leaders of the three […]

Gender and Poverty: When will we get it right?

25 Oct 2017

Earlier this year, the Canadian government launched its Feminist International Assistance Policy.  This October, several ACT members, along with staff from other civil society organisations, and university faculty and students, gathered at an event organised by ACT member The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada for an event entitled […]

Sharing lessons learned in the Typhoon Haiyan response

11 Oct 2017

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, it was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall in the Pacific.  It was also the acid test for the ACT Philippines Forum, which had only been created 3 months earlier. The forum has just released an evaluation of the Haiyan response which highlights […]

Rebuilding Communities in Haiti

10 Oct 2017

    Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti on October 4, 2016.  In the year since the storm destroyed homes, crops and communities, and killed upwards of 1600 people, ACT members have been working with communities to bring humanitarian assistance and to rebuild.  In addition to helping families to repair and rebuild their damaged and destroyed homes, […]

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