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Critical climate action is in the pipeline – but where is the money?

16 Nov 2016

PRESS RELEASE Today, as ministers attending the UN climate talks in Marrakech, COP22, meet to discuss climate finance, ACT Alliance is calling for more funds and support towards urgent climate action in developing countries. Acknowledging the road map on climate finance that developed countries recently presented on how they want to deliver on their commitment […]

Gender Just Climate Action

16 Nov 2016

  As we are gather in Marrakech for COP22, let us remember the innumerable women who are climate  refugees or displaced, and the women who have lost their livelihoods and lives due to climate change. Gender justice is central to climate justice. And women’s leadership is central and crucial to climate justice as they are […]

Faith leaders make a joint call for increased climate ambition

10 Nov 2016

PRESS RELEASE Leaders from various faiths today came together to hand an interfaith statement to the UNFCCC Executive Secretary calling for clear action to move from polluting fossil fuel use towards clean renewable energy sources. Representatives from Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist communities among others showed their united support for the full and ambitious […]

Advocates urge transition to low-carbon economy, clean energy

09 Nov 2016

PRESS RELEASE Delegations from the ACT Alliance, Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and World Council of Churches (WCC) at the United Nations climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, 7-18 November, are jointly demanding a more rapid transition to a low-carbon economy based on clean energy in order to stem rising global temperatures. The faith-based organizations are represented […]

Farmers on the frontline of climate change

09 Nov 2016

Cecilia Richard, 33, harvests millet in Captain, a village in southern Malawi that has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the “hunger season,” when farmers are waiting for the harvest. Photo: Paul Jeffrey   Global warming is a challenge for us all, but farmers, and especially […]

Climate emergency: COP22 and Civil Society Expectations

08 Nov 2016

  Today the world already faces the beginnings of the worst impacts of climate change. A large number of poor and marginalised communities in developing countries face severe consequences due to increasing incidences of extreme weather events, sea level rise and unusual temperature variations. Among the 13 deadliest floods faced across the globe in last […]

Make Marrakesh climate talks an ‘action COP’

07 Nov 2016

PRESS RELEASE 07 November 2016 – The historic speed with which countries approved the Paris climate agreement must continue into equally speedy action at the UN climate talks starting today in Morocco, international faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said. Speaking as the COP22 talks begin today in Marrakesh and the UN Paris […]

The human face of Climate Change

01 Nov 2016

In order to better understand the impact of climate change in people’s lives, a face-to-face meeting can be extremely helpful. The encounter with young Catharin made me realise that Climate Change has an undeniable human face. Catharin, eight years old, is the youngest moderator on a community radio in Cara Sucia, El Salvador, severely affected […]

Will the good spirit from the climate summit in Paris deliver concrete results at COP22 in Marrakesh?

Image of Mattias Söderberg
18 Oct 2016

SG delivers remarks at the closing ceremony of COP21. UN Photo/Mark Garten   The Paris climate summit, COP21, last year was a success. We are now approaching the next summit, COP22, which will be held in Marrakesh in mid November. Will the positive spirit from Paris reappear in Marrakesh? And can the momentum be turned […]

Earthquake in Ecuador – Voices from the people we serve

17 Oct 2016

  My name is Maria Isabel Gracia, I have four children and I live in Daule community, in central Guayas, Ecuador. It is very difficult to express what happened that day. It was around seven in the afternoon and I was taking care of the baby when the earthquake started. I could not move and […]

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