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Paris agreement signals climate friendly, more equitable future

12 Dec 2015

PRESS RELEASE International humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has welcomed the final global climate agreement adopted today in Paris after years of negotiations among all countries. “The Paris agreement has delivered the universal Paris Accord and a support package,” said ACT Alliance global climate ambassador Archbishop Thabo Makgabo, from South Africa. “Hundreds of cities, regions, companies and […]


10 Dec 2015

  The President of France Francois Hollande today praised the efforts of campaigners and faith leaders who personally delivered to him a collection of petitions containing over 1.8 million signatures calling for climate justice. François Hollande received the international petitions at a special reception held at the Presidential Palace in Paris. They were presented by […]

Unlock ambition in climate agreement, not hide behind differentiation says ACT

07 Dec 2015

PRESS RELEASE ACT Alliance said today that while it was happy to note that the text of the UNFCCC climate negotiations in Paris has managed to progress to the Ministers’ stage of the process,  the text is still weak and contains many of the crucial unresolved issues. Mattias Söderberg, head of the ACT Alliance delegation […]

Paris agreement must ensure resilience for future generations

03 Dec 2015

PRESS RELEASE International humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance welcomed the decision to label Thursday 3 December as “Future Generations Day” at the UN climate talks, stating that decisions in Paris will be of a huge importance for children and youth for generations to come. “Negotiations here in Paris refer to 2050,” said Signe Cecilie […]

Faith leaders urge action at UN climate talks

02 Dec 2015

Over 20 faith leaders, with youth, political and civil society representatives sat down for a unique lunch at COP21 at a table with knives and forks but no food, in a public demonstration of their hunger for climate justice. The stunt was part of the Fast for the Climate initiatives on December 1st in Paris. Yeb […]

Positive start to Paris climate talks spark hope for ambitious agreement

30 Nov 2015

  World leaders gave a unanimous thumbs up to signal a positive start of the UN Climate talks on on Monday in Paris.  Several leaders expressed commitment and faith in a multilateral process to combat the adverse impacts of climate change. In a slight change to the climate talks format, world leaders spoke first to […]

Nearly 1.8 million people demand climate action

28 Nov 2015

PRESS RELEASE A total of 1,780,528 million people worldwide have put their names to a collection of faith-based petitions urging political leaders at the COP21 climate summit to take decisive action to curb global warming and deliver a strong, fair deal that helps poor countries adapt to their changing climate. The petitions were presented to […]

UN Climate summit results vital for world’s future

26 Nov 2015

PRESS RELEASE International humanitarian and development faith based networks have urged governments preparing for next week’s COP21 United Nations  climate summit in Paris to do their outmost to reach a fair, binding, and ambitious agreement as vulnerable people continue their daily struggle to adapt to the increasing adverse effects of climate change. ACT Alliance, the […]

Private sector must adhere to human rights principles

16 Nov 2015

  As the fourth UN Business and Human Rights Forum starts today in Geneva, Switzerland, faith based organisations from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America have called for more robust standards to hold businesses accountable to human rights.In a public event held at the Ecumenical Center in Geneva organised by ACT Alliance, the World Council […]

ACT expresses condolences to victims of attacks in Paris and Beirut

14 Nov 2015

“Following the recent attacks in Paris and Beirut, we at ACT Alliance express our shock and send our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the people who have lost their lives and those who have been injured in these attacks. ACT Alliance believes in a world of justice, peace and human dignity for […]

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