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[COP25 Media advisory] Multifaith prayer vigil in final hours of COP25

13 Dec 2019

December 13, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY TEXT: ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Council of Churches, and Islamic Relief, will join with other faith, civil society, and indigenous groups at COP25 to hold a vigil from 14h15 – 15h00 at the entrance to COP25. Through song, prayer, and personal stories, participants […]

[COP25 Blog]: What has the care for creation and care for humanity to do with Human Rights?

12 Dec 2019

Hardly a week passes by without the disturbing news of defenders of human rights being targeted and murdered in different parts of the world. Most of them are Indigenous people or are people defending the rights of Indigenous communities. Many indigenous people are being killed, marginalized, exploited and expelled from their lands by people who […]

[COP25 Press Release]: Without climate finance, there is no climate action

12 Dec 2019

It is the second and final Thursday of the UN Climate Talks of COP25 in Madrid and the negotiations are not yet at the point that is necessary to deliver ambitious results. One of the increasingly contentious topics is climate finance. It is addressed in a number of the negotiation streams in relation to Long-Term […]

[COP25 Story] Survival Beneath a Heap of Bricks: The Effects of Cyclone Idai in Chiradzulu District

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 […]

[COP25 Media Advisory] Stunt today: Climate finance needed for loss and damage

11 Dec 2019

December 11, 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 from 13h00-13h30 at the entrance to COP25. Piles of golden chocolate coins representing finance for mitigation, adaptation, and […]

[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 […]

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