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“We must increase climate action and global solidarity with the vulnerable,” says ACT Alliance

As the world comes to terms with the weak outcome of COP23, ACT Alliance calls for a recommitment to the need for ambitious action and solidarity with climate vulnerable people. [...]

ACT Alliance and The Lutheran World Federation call on people of faith to act on climate justice

As COP23, the International Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany draws to a close, the ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation are launching a call to people of faith and [...]

[COP23 Blog] Climate Action means implementation of the Paris Agreement

The climate is changing rapidly, and this change is affecting different parts of the world through storms, hurricanes, floods, and so forth, but most importantly, the droughts from which we [...]

[COP23 Blog] There’s still time for ambitious action at COP23

As the end of the COP approaches, there are still so many unresolved issues, ranging from climate finance to clarity on how to implement Paris Agreement in a way that [...]

[COP23 News] Addressing loss and damage from climate change at COP23

“Culture.  Tradition.  Way of life.  Diets.  Their beliefs, their skills of when and how to fish, what to plant and when to harvest all depend on the surrounding environment that [...]

[COP23 Blog] Gender and Climate Change

I am writing this blog from Bihar, the second largest state in India, which was ravaged by floods in August 2017 that killed more than 500 people and displaced over [...]

[COP23 Press Release] Global church leaders urge COP23 to take action

After a week of negotiations at the UN climate summit taking place in Bonn, Germany, the World Council of Churches (WCC), The Lutheran World Federation (LWF), and ACT Alliance - [...]

[COP23 Blog] Climate Finance – two words and so many interpretations

It may be easy for parties to agree on the need for climate action, but as soon as the agenda turns to how the bill should be paid conflicts arise. [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]
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Member News

A silent disaster and the forgotten people

Bangladesh, a densely populated country of 165 million, is among the world’s “potential impact hotspots” threatened by “extreme river floods” due to the global rise in temperatures. Since the beginning of August, [...]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis - A test of our humanity

Blog by Raisa Chowdhury from  ACT member ICCO Cooperation on her experience from a recent visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Over the years, I have come [...]

Supporting flood affected communities in Nepal and Bangladesh

South Asia experienced the worst monsoon in decades with record high rainfall recorded in parts of Northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the last two weeks of August, 2017. Over [...]

A spotlight on growing violence against defenders of land rights in Colombia

LWF-supported platform says environmental and civil society leaders are targeted A group of human rights defenders from Colombia has expressed deep concern over increasing violence against environmental and civil society [...]

Bolivia's women politicians in the firing line

In March 2012, the body of Juana Quispe was found near a river. Juana was a local councillor in Ancoraimes, a small town in La Paz Department in Bolivia. Her [...]

ACT member LWF Accelerated Learning Program supports students from conflict zones

A second chance in Kakuma Rose Imoya Banner is what the little girls call a “big mama”. At the age of 24, the young woman is not only an exception [...]

More than one million refugees in Uganda

East Africa’s largest refugee crisis needs more support “The militia shoot at anybody, we have lost mothers, fathers, siblings and children to their attacks,” says 35-year-old Watson Odaga, a South [...]

Training to be tailors and barbers

Livelihoods projects support long-term refugees in Ethiopia “When I have learned all this, I will start a tailoring business to provide for my family,” says Faiza Mahmud Said. The elderly [...]

LWF supports flood victims in Nepal

More than 300,000 families affected Incessant rainfall and floods have caused death and destruction in Southern Nepal. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), 143 people have been killed, [...]

Government of Djibouti integrates refugees into national education system

“Laying a foundation for the future” Refugee students in Djibouti will from now on be integrated into the national education system. This was celebrated in a ceremony on Sunday, 10 [...]
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