Browse by Theme: Climate Change

CARE International UK’s submission to the International Development Committee Inquiry argues that, in order to deliver on its commitments to increase climate finance, ensure 50% is directed for adaptation, and to increase gender-responsiveness, the UK government needs to set out how new and additional finance, which does not compromise Official Development Assistance, will be met. It also needs to set targets and clear policies for increasing finance that is gender-responsive and reaches women’s rights organisations.

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Women and girls’ priorities must be central to crisis response, and the best way to make this happen is to have them lead efforts to prevent and respond. This briefing paper sets out how and why the UK in 2021 must be a global champion for diverse women’s voice and leadership in crisis at the G7, at COP26 and demonstrated through UK Aid.

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This report shows that rich nations and institutions have been routinely over-reporting funding for developing countries to adapt to the climate crisis. This means that the world’s most vulnerable people and countries are only receiving a fraction of the support they were promised. The research also shows that gender and poverty considerations are largely symbolic in many adaptation projects.

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CARE’s annual report highlighting the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of the year. The analysis reveals a concerning trend of crises – particularly on the African continent – being neglected year after year.

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The UK government has a crucial role to play in supporting women and girls, in all their diversity, to lead on climate change in 2021 as hosts of the G7 and COP26.

On Monday 23rd November 2-3pm GMT, join the Big Tent and CARE International UK, ActionAid UK, Plan International UK, Wen (Women’s Environmental Network) and the Centenary Action Group (CAG) as they explore the importance of women and girls’ leadership in the management of the climate crisis.

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This year’s international climate change negotiations (UNFCCC COP26) were scheduled to begin on 9 November 2020, in Glasgow, UK. Five years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, this year’s negotiations were slated to be a moment of reaffirmation and ambition-raising under the global climate policy regime. The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the postponement of the negotiations to November 2021. As the world grapples with a pandemic that, in a few short months, has provided a glimpse into the systems-level and often permanent disruptions scientists predict to result from climate change, it is critical that climate action not be allowed to come to a standstill.

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The UK Government has a crucial opportunity to ensure women and girls are put at the heart of climate action as it hosts COP26 next year, the annual global climate change summit. But their recent decision to appoint an all-male hosting team for their Presidency puts their credibility into question. We are outlining four steps the UK government needs to take to ensure gender justice is central to their COP Presidency, and to drive implementation of bold climate action.

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