Browse by Theme: Climate Change

In 2011, it took 16 official warnings of a food security crisis before famine was finally declared in Somalia. The human cost of this was at least 260,000 lives, half of which belonged to young children. The financial cost of this was at least three times more than it would have been had early preventive action been taken. The Guardian dubbed it ‘the avoidable disaster’ and NGOs, donors and the international community at large swore it would never happen again. Yet three years later, we find ourselves in uncomfortably familiar territory.

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This briefing paper outlines CARE’s recommendations for promoting gender-equitable and sustainable development in the face of climate change for the ongoing 2015 policy processes, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UNFCCC negotiations, and the post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework.

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This paper explains why CARE believes it is vital that climate change is included in the sustainable development goals (SDGs) if the world is to effectively tackle poverty in the 21st Century, and outlines steps to ensure this happens.

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This report - produced by CAFOD, CARE International, Christian Aid, Greenpeace, Practical Action and WWF-UK - argues that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the expected successors to the Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of 2015, must include a stand-alone goal on tackling climate change.

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As one of the estimated 30,000-40,000 people who took to the streets of London yesterday (as well as one of an estimated 570,000 people who protested across 161 countries) I am calling on governments of the world to take action on climate change URGENTLY. We cannot tackle poverty without tackling climate change – we have an urgent moral responsibility to stop the causes of climate change, and to help the most vulnerable to adapt to the impacts that are already locked into our climate system. This is not an environmental issue – this is a human rights issues.

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Only days remain before world leaders gather at the UN climate summit in New York. The summit, which is being billed as the most important high-level event on climate change since heads of state met in Copenhagen in 2009, is generating widespread interest – and so it should. Climate change is the critical issue of our time.

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Involving communities in building climate resilience in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

This report provides a brief overview of the learning from participatory climate vulnerability and capacity analysis (CVCA) processes conducted in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, and summarises the lessons for climate resilience programming in the Sahel and beyond.

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