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14 Dec 2019

ACT Alliance and member Bread for the World hosted a joined side event at COP25 with the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, and the German Development Institute. The side event titled Breaking new ground: Advancing Loss and Damage governance and finance mechanisms brought together negotiators, civil society, academia and others to explore pathways […]

12 Dec 2019

A lovely lady, (Gogo) Juliana Praisi, comes from Ntakhala Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kadewere in Chiradzulu District, Malawi.  When her house collapsed during Cyclone Idai, she survived beneath a heap of bricks.  Her niece Lista Dan narrates the story of that one, tearful night.  It was a normal rainy season day for […]

Photo of Veronica in her farm
10 Dec 2019

Never before have the impacts of climate change been better understood. Two reports recently released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlight the tremendous risks to livelihoods, biodiversity, human and ecosystem health, infrastructure, water resources and food systems due to additional stresses caused by climate change[1]. In 2018, world hunger and malnutrition rose […]

07 Dec 2019

A farmer from Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra, India cried in full public view uncontrollably on November 24, 2019.  He said crying helplessly “I had to employ laborers and pay them to pick up onions from the field in the midst of rain.  Sharing his ordeal, he said how will I meet my own family’s need […]

05 Dec 2019

December 5, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY   TEXT: ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, and the World Council of Churches, who between them represent over 500 million Christians around the world, will be holding a stunt on Friday 6 December from 9h30-10h00 at the entrance to COP just past the location where […]

December 5, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY TEXT: ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, and the World Council of Churches, who between them represent over 500 million Christians around the world, will be holding a stunt on Friday 6 December from 9h30-10h00 at the entrance to COP just past the location where you […]

The extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean and North America, as well as the severe droughts in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the prolonged in parts of South-East Asia and Europe make it clear: the world is experiencing a climate breakdown. These unprecedented and extreme climatic events are threatening to wipe off decades in gains made towards poverty eradication, […]

I hope that world leaders packed the keys to unlock the much-needed climate action in Madrid – the answer is really a no-brainer. The number of sad, and frightening climate stories is booming. The effects of climate change are being felt through heatwaves in India, cyclones in southern Africa, and wildfires in the United States […]

02 Dec 2019

UN climate talks have a bad track record. Over and over again, governments meet to find practical solutions on how to tackle one the most urgent and dramatic global challenges we face as humanity: climate change. The majority of participants if not all, are in agreement about the need for action. However, when delegates book […]

A woman breaks up soaked cassava and lays it in the sun to dry
28 Nov 2019

On Monday, December 2nd, governments will gather for a new round of UN climate talks at the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The meeting which was moved from Santiago de Chile to Madrid has a heavy agenda and is expected to deliver on decisions […]

02 Apr 2015

Heavy rains have fallen in the Antofagasta and Copiapo regions in northern Chile, where rain hasn’t fallen for 20 years. 30mm of rain fell within two days, causing floods and enormous damage. Rivers broke their banks and drainage was hugely inadequate for towns and cities in the region. Local governments have organised evacuations. The President […]

25 Jul 2014

Members of the regional ACT South America Forum and Central America and Caribbean Forum undertook a joint advocacy initiative in July 2014 to grow civil society space and south-to-south cooperation, with a dialogue event in El Salvador. In attendance were Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú, El Salvador’s Vice Chancellor and Vice Minister of the […]

19 May 2014

Child survivors of the fires that razed 10 Chilean hill neighbourhoods a month ago will have the chance to relax and express their feelings through a children’s programme run by ACT. Working through activity books titled ‘My Fire’, children aged six to 10 will soon be able to tell their own stories of the devastating […]

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