ACT News

Highlighting protection for migrants and refugees

12 Dec 2018

There are 65.6 million forcibly displaced persons including over 22.5 million refugees in the world today. The number of refugees is growing while the national laws and attitudes towards refugees and migrants are becoming more stringent. To address the legal gap over burden-sharing of refugees and migrants over 180 UN member states gathered in Marrakech, […]

[COP24] Blog: Vulnerable Women pay the price for delay

11 Dec 2018

  As I set out on my journey to Katowice, Poland, I reflected on Gender Day at the climate change negotiations.  The images of numerous women, children and farmers facing life threatening catastrophes, chilling climate experiences, adverse climatic conditions and acute shortage of food and water due to climate change are in my mind and in my heart. As a […]

Joint Civil Society Message to the Member States at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration

10 Dec 2018

Joint Civil Society Message to the Member States at the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration Marrakesh, Morocco December 10, 2018 A message from civil society, including ACT Alliance, who have been working on and advocating for, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration that will […]

[COP24] Press Release: “Transformation will remain an illusion if parties don’t step up their work to deliver the Paris Rulebook”

10 Dec 2018

There is just one week to go at COP24 as negotiations continue to finalize the Paris rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The commitments by parties to fight climate change needs to be kept at the highest levels now in order to deliver on the crucial tasks ahead.            […]

[COP24] Blog: Climate finance is needed for climate action, not for fulfilling a target

10 Dec 2018

Let me be clear. We need climate action, and we need it now! As shown in the recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we need to act immediately to ensure that global temperatures do not pass the 1.5ºC target, and we need to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacities of people […]

[COP24] Blog: Embracing Empowerment

08 Dec 2018

   “…It is clear that the environmental crisis which is confronting the world will profoundly alter the future destiny or our planet. No one among us, whatever our status, strength or circumstance can remain unaffected. The process of change challenges present international policies. Will the growing awareness of “one earth” and “one environment’ guide us […]

[COP24] Blog: There is no hope without action. Only action can generate hope.

07 Dec 2018

ACT Alliance youth from across the world have gathered in Katowice, Poland at the UN climate negotiations (COP24). We have come to raise the voices of young people in our communities and to push for climate action and justice.   Climate change is the biggest threat of our lifetime. Our generation of youth is the […]

Drought Crisis in Somalia: More coordination is needed to face upcoming humanitarian crises

07 Dec 2018

The drought in Somalia is a clear example that more needs to be done in terms of coordinated humanitarian response to prepare for the threats of global warming. 

[COP24] There is no time to waste on climate change

04 Dec 2018

“Climate change touches every fibre of our being together as community,” says Isaiah Toroitich, ACT’s global advocacy lead, in a conversation at COP24 in Katowice, Poland.  “There is an urgency for the world to respond to climate change.  As ACT Alliance, we know this- our members deal with it every day.  In Africa, ACT members […]

[COP24] Media Advisory: Sick earth calling for climate action

04 Dec 2018

04 December 2018   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SICK EARTH CALLING FOR CLIMATE ACTION ACT Alliance is the world’s largest Protestant and Orthodox network of churches and agencies engaged in humanitarian, sustainable development and advocacy work. Climate change has been a primary advocacy issue for the Alliance since 2010. What: A person in costume will represent […]

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