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[COP24] Addressing Climate Induced Migration- A side event at COP24

13 Dec 2018

Over 28,000 people from around the world are gathered in Katowice, Poland for the international climate conference known as COP24.  This event is key to negotiations on how to implement the Paris Agreement that was reached in 2015.  The Paris Agreement set the ambition for the world to keep global temperature rise to 1.5°C.  What […]

[COP24] Blog: CASA’s Climate change Interventions in India

13 Dec 2018

  Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in India works with poor and marginalized communities across the country and most of these are also vulnerable to climate change impacts though they are least responsible for this phenomenon. Most of these communities are not even aware of this crisis and its consequences on their lives. CASA […]

[COP24] Blog: Salvation in a Time of Climate Change

12 Dec 2018

  Now that the reality of accelerated climate disruption is pushing either the throttle – or the panic button, people are looking for a way around or a way out of the existential threat facing the entire world. But what does salvation from such an unprecedented nightmare look like? What action must it entail? What […]

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 […]

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