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[COP25 Press Release] Don’t invoke Paragraph 51

10 Dec 2019

ACT Alliance calls for a strong mechanism on loss and damage at COP25 December 10, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADRID- As the negotiations at the UN climate change conference, COP25, continue to slowly move forward, ACT Alliance continues to focus on the needs of the most vulnerable developing countries who are already facing losses and […]

ICPD 25: The way forward to “Accelerate the promise”

10 Dec 2019

A blog of Elaine Neuenfeldt, Gender Programme Manager This year the ICPD summit was held in Nairobi, under the theme of “Accelerating the promise”. The Nairobi statement[1], formulated after six months of global consultations, is a framework for both governments and partners’ commitments and it focuses on the so called three zeros: 1) zero unmet […]

[COP25 Blog] Prioritizing gender equality, adaptation and support for the most vulnerable is key to addressing global inequality

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 […]

[COP25 Press Release] Plans for climate action will only become reality if there is climate finance available

09 Dec 2019

December 9 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADRID- Today finance ministers meet at the climate summit, COP25, in Madrid. Ministers will discuss how to mobilize and ensure climate finance, to enable implementation of new and enhanced national climate plans. The head of delegation for the ACT Alliance, Mattias Söderberg says, “All countries must scale up their […]

[COP25 Press Release] Climate champions are needed now!

08 Dec 2019

December 8, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADRID- The climate summit, COP25, taking place in Madrid, Spain, has completed a first week and it is time to take stock on the negotiations. Isaiah Toroitich, head of advocacy and development policy at the ACT Alliance, says, “As observers, it is frustrating and frightening to see how slowly […]

[COP25 Blog] Climate change and Agriculture

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 […]

[COP25 Media Advisory]: Sounding the Alarm for Climate Justice

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 […]

Sounding the Alarm for Climate Justice

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 you […]

COP25: How can the WIM be made fit for purpose?  

05 Dec 2019

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, […]

[COP25 Blog] Unlock climate action at the Summit in Madrid

05 Dec 2019

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 […]

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