Publications

Lessons from Mabi six months after the flood – A report from CWS Japan

09 Oct 2019

  Report (PDF): Lessons-From-Mabi In June and July 2018, heavy rainfalls hit the western part of Japan. One of the most affected areas was a small town called Mabi in the Okayama prefecture. The embankments of the Takashi and Oda rivers broke down in eight different places and flooded almost one-third of the town. In […]

Joint letter by ACT Alliance and UNICEF on new partnership agreement

15 Dec 2017

Date: December 8, 2017 Calling your attention to a new partnership agreement between UNICEF and ACT Alliance United by our common desire and belief that all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, UNICEF and ACT Alliance are delighted to announce the formation of an institutional partnership to work more closely […]

ACT Alliance Statement on Commitments for the Global Compact on Migration at the Global Level

08 Dec 2017

Delivered at the Preparatory (stocktaking) meeting of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 5 December 2017 Thank you, Mr Chair. We have heard several very good suggestions and ideas from states and other stakeholders today, and we welcome the open spirit of the […]

ACT Alliance expresses concern over US President’s statement on Jerusalem

07 Dec 2017

We are deeply concerned with the decision of the US President this week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We consider this decision to be a grave violation of International Law and the UN Resolutions vis-à-vis the Palestinian Israeli conflict, particularly UN Resolution 181. This decision will have serious ramifications on and cause […]

ACT Alliance EU Position Paper on Food Security and Climate Change

07 Dec 2017

Towards climate resilient agriculture and food systems A critical assessment and alternatives to climate-smart agriculture This briefing sets out the ACT Alliance EU position on what we believe are the best solutions to build climate resilient agriculture systems and meet the right to food for all in developed and developing countries. This position is based […]

Our call to action on Global Resilience, Sustainability & Solidarity with Climate Vulnerable People

17 Nov 2017

The moral and ethical imperative to address climate change As faith leaders and faith-based organisations from all across the world, we acknowledge that our wellbeing as human beings depends on and is closely intertwined with the wellbeing of our planet and the whole of creation. As people of faith, we are called to care for […]

Virtuous Circle: scaling up investment in low carbon energy

09 Nov 2017

This report demonstrates that the time for rapid deployment of renewable energy technologies is now. It shows that governments, policy makers and investors should realise that clean energy and clean energy investments are reliable, cost effective and scalable, and a solution for delivering clean and sustainable energy for all. Read the report here

Non-Economic Loss And Damage

30 Oct 2017

Marginalized, vulnerable, and poor people are affected by climate change in various ways. Financial help may get them back on their feet, but it is not enough to truly remedy their suffering. The loss of lives, land, territory, language, and culture can’t be valued in monetary terms. It is critically important to pay attention to […]

Acting together Building stronger: Lessons from the ACT Alliance response to the Typhoon Haiyan

10 Oct 2017

It is expedient to tell the story of the humanitarian response of ACT Philippines Forum to the disaster wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. ACT Philippines Forum was barely organized when Typhoon Haiyan struck. The humanitarian work was an acid test. But more than that, it showed ACT Philippines Forum where and how it “will […]

Protected against climate damage?

01 Sep 2017

Climate change is not a problem of a distant future; it is already a bitter reality for millions of people around the world today. Bread for the World (Brot für die Welt) and  ACT Alliance’s partner organisations report that the regions in which they operate are increasingly experiencing the impacts of climate change. These effects are […]

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