(13 February) Governments leave Geneva with hefty to-do list in order to agree ambitious climate deal by Paris. Governments from around the world concluded their first, crucial climate talks of the year in Geneva today with ‘moderate’ signs of progress that they will agree a new climate deal in Paris in December. But if the Paris deal is to truly address the climate crisis, and protect the needs of the world’s poorest people, governments still have a mountain to climb, says CARE International. Read the full statement here.
(12 November) Delivering action on food and nutrition security in an age of global climate disruption. Peruvian farmers need no reminder about the challenges of increasing agricultural production in a rapidly shifting climate. As they battle heat extremes, flash frosts and rapidly melting glaciers, Peru’s food producers are already under pressure to feed a growing and increasingly urban population in the face of climate change. Read a new blog from the CARE, CCAFS and CTA Seminar on Food and Nutrition Security, Agriculture and Climate Change which took place on 7 December in Lima, Peru.
(2 November) IPCC climate report: Millions more risk hunger unless urgent action is taken to address climate threat to food security, says CARE. Just six weeks after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to call for urgent climate action, the UN’s leading body of climate scientists has again confirmed that climate change poses unprecedented risks to global food security, which could see millions more people go hungry, CARE says.Read the full statement.
(24 October) EU fails to show true leadership to avert global climate disruption, but offers small glimmer of hope. CARE comments on last night’s agreement from EU Heads of State and Government on the 2030 climate and energy framework. Read the full statement.
(20 October) We want ambitious action on climate and energy. CEOs of eight European CAREs urge their Heads of State to take bold action on climate change as part of the EU 2030 climate and energy framework. Read the open letter from CARE CEOs here.
(23 September) UN Climate Summit: Media Advisory - CARE Secretary-General comments on the UN Climate Summit at the close of the high-level event in New York. Read the advisory here.
(20 September) UN Climate Summit: A three-point plan to help communties living on the climate change front-line. 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. Read the blog here.
(19 September) UN Climate Summit: CARE says it will not rest until leaders deliver climate action for the poorest. Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September, CARE’s Secretary General Dr Robert Glasser says the global humanitarian organisation 'will not rest’ until governments take urgent action to tackle climate change and limit its effects on people living In poverty. Read the full statement here.
(10 September) A sustainable future for all: Eradicating poverty and tackling climate chaos. 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. It is based on the outcome of the work of the UN’s Open Working Group (OWG) on the SDGs. Read the report here.
(10 September) Poverty cannot be tackled without fighting climate change says new joint agency report. As world leaders meet in New York later this month at a summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to discuss the global fight against climate change, a new joint NGO report highlights the crucial role a new set of Sustainable Development Goals must play in meeting the challenge. Read the full statement here. Read the report here.
(21 August) UN climate summit historic opportunity to 'slam the brakes' on climate change. World leaders meeting at next month’s UN climate change summit in New York have an historic opportunity to ‘slam the brakes’ on climate change by signalling they will support global emissions cuts and help people living in poverty adapt to climate impacts, CARE says. Read the story here.
(25 June) EU summit in Brussels: EU leaders need to ramp up action to tackle climate change, says CARE. Ahead of the EU summit in Brussels on 26 and 27 June, CARE International urges European leaders to respond to the latest scientific and economic findings and take more ambitious decisions to tackle climate change as part of the EU’s new climate and energy package. Read the full statement here.
(15 June) UN climate talks in Bonn: Despite signs of progress, significant work remains to tackle the most fundamental challenge of our time. As the UN climate talks draw to a close in Bonn, CARE International says governments have taken a number of ‘positive steps’ towards agreeing an ambitious and comprehensive climate deal in 2015. However, significant work still remains if nations are to tackle the causes of climate change and its impact on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, CARE warns. Read the full statement here.
(13 June) Civil society calls for enhanced representation of climate change in the Sustainable Development Goals. More than 170 civil society organisations have written to the co-chairs and members of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals to call for strong and visible representation of climate change in the post-2015 framework. Read the letter and see the full list of signatories here.
(5 June) World Environment Day must serve as reminder that Small Island States need climate justice, says CARE. On World Environment Day, aid agency CARE International welcomes the global focus on the climate change challenge facing Small Island States and calls for climate justice for people living in poor and vulnerable developing island nations. Read the full statement here.
(3 June) G7 summit and UN climate talks: Governments must act now to avoid global climate catastrophe, says CARE International. Heads of State meeting in Brussels, and ministers attending the UN climate talks in Bonn, must act now to avoid a global climate catastrophe by slashing greenhouse gas emissions and helping the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people deal with the impacts of climate change, aid agency CARE International says. Read the full statement here.
(13 April) IPCC mitigation report: Slash global emissions to help limit climate catastrophe for world’s poorest people, says CARE. The scale of the climate catastrophe facing the world’s poorest people can be still be reduced if governments take bold steps to cut global emissions and help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change impacts, aid agency CARE International says today. Read the full statement here.
(31 March) IPCC impacts report: Global injustice of climate change is unfolding before our eyes, says CARE. Eradicating global poverty will become a near-impossible task unless governments take urgent action to tackle the growing injustice of climate change, aid agency CARE International says in response to a major new UN climate impacts report. Read the full statement here.
(28 March) Shared knowledge reaps bountiful harvests in Ecuador. Case study for use around the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Climate Impacts report. Read the full case study here.
(28 March) Learning how to farm again in rural Mozambique. Case study for use around the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Climate Impacts report. Read the full case study here.
(28 March) Shifting seasons in Vietnam. Case study for use around the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Climate Impacts report. Read the full case study here.
(24 March) Are we finally on the road to addressing climate change loss and damage? A new blog by CARE's Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator, Sven Harmeling, explains what happens next when it comes to tackling one of the trickiest issues in the international climate change negotiations.
(3 March) European leaders must take concrete action to avoid devastating climate change, says CARE. Ahead of a crucial 20-21 March summit on Europe’s Climate and Energy plans, humanitarian and development organisation CARE International is urging European leaders to take bold steps to tackle climate change - or risk a growing ‘life and death’ crisis for people living in poverty around the world. Read the full statement here. Read the full text of the open letter here.
(28 February) The CARE-implemented Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa (ALP) delivered a range of positive impacts for vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013, according to a review by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Read about the results of the review, how ALP is helping vulnerable communities to adapt to climate change and what the programme will be focusing on in 2014.
(22 January) European climate and energy proposals insufficient to avert climate crisis for world’s poorest people, says CARE. In response to the European Commission’s White Paper on the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework released today, the humanitarian and development organisation CARE International says it is gravely concerned about the proposals, which are insufficient to avert a climate crisis for the world’s poorest people. The EU must reduce its emissions far more rapidly than currently planned, CARE says. Read the full statement here.
How disasters disrupt development - recommendations for the post 2015 development framework. According to the United Nations, over the past twenty years disasters from natural hazards have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives and caused $2 trillion in economic losses. CARE joins leading civil society organisations to propose a series of recommendations for Disaster Risk Reduction in the post 2015 development framework. Read the full document here.
Climate Chaos: Governments miss opportunity to tackle growing climate crisis, says CARE. Against the backdrop of super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, severe floods in Vietnam and stark new warnings from climate scientists, key governments are still failing to tackle the growing climate crisis, aid organisation CARE International says. Read the full press release.
As politicians dither, world burns: No excuses for inaction at UN climate change talks, says CARE. As 195 governments meet in Poland for the annual UN climate talks, aid organisation CARE International is calling for urgent global action to tackle climate change and its impacts, which are already causing widespread loss and irreparable damage in many of the world’s poorest countries.
IPCC Climate Change Report: Climate change risks now greatest threat to tackling global poverty, says CARE International. Read the full press release.
Invest in community-based adaptation to respond to the changing climate. Participants from 12 West African countries confirmed the urgent need for increased capacity and resources to respond to the uncertain and changing climate by supporting community based adaptation (CBA) at a West Africa Learning Event held in Cotonou, Benin from 3-6 September 2013. The event was co-organised by CARE. Read more here.
CARE co-hosts International Forum on Glaciers in the city of Huaraz, Peru, from 1-4 July. The initiative was led by Peru’s National Water Authority with active support from CARE Peru. The event, which attracted more than 2000 participants, resulted in a wide-ranging agenda for collaboration. Visit the Forum's website: www.foroglaciares.pe
Eradicating global poverty dependent on urgently tackling climate change, says CARE
Efforts to tackle poverty and drive sustainable development are being thwarted by the impacts of climate change – and will ultimately fail – unless the world works together to forge a low-carbon, climate-resilient society which addresses the causes of global warming, CARE said in a live debate co-hosted with Reuters. Read the full story here.
BLOG: Reflecting on the Bonn Climate Talks: A Letter to my Son
Director of CARE’s Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network, Kit Vaughan, writes to his son Alfred following the latest UN climate change negotiations.
BLOG: Celebration or crisis? Why this year’s World Environment Day should be a climate change wake-up call for us all, says Kit Vaughan, Director of CARE’s Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network. Read the full blog here
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TIMOR-LESTE: Be ready for change and embrace it - Challenges and opportunities of responding to climate change
GHANA: Ahead of the pack - How CARE is leading the way on community-based adaptation to climate change in Ghana
WOMEN'S LAND RIGHTS INITIATIVE
NIGER: Why women farmers are the key to climate change resilience in southern Niger
Stories - July - November 2012 (scroll to country name to read)
GHANA: Rainfall Shifts and Rain Gauges: helping farmers adapt to droughts and floods
KENYA: Building resilience to climate change and enhancing food security in north eastern Kenya
MOZAMBIQUE: Ranger - 'I want my children to know how beautiful our world is'
NIGER: Everybody depends on the earth to survive
VIETNAM: Ethnic minorities in Vietnam’s northern mountains act on their dreams for a more sustainable future
ALP for Africa - Adaptation Learning Programme
- Ghana - Community Story - Rainfall Shifts and Rain Gauges: helping farmers adapt to droughts and floods
- Ghana - Community Story - Women take lead in tackling climate change
- Ghana: Community Story - Empowered women lead on community-based adaptation to climate change
- Ghana : Community Story - Savings and enterprise for adaptation to climate change
-Kenya: Community Story - Building resilience to climate change and enhancing food security in north eastern Kenya (Watch related participatory video featuring Noor Jelle from this story)
- Kenya: Community Story - Community institutions weakening in the wake of climate change
- Kenya: Community Story - In the Margins of Society: A snapshot of the climate change impact on the Munyo Yaya community
- Niger: Community Story (FR) - Semences améliorées: Espoir d’une production précoce en zone semi aride
- Mozambique: Community Story - Livelihoods diversification in a changing environment
- SHIFT PROJECT: Kadiza Begum works with CARE to lift herself out of poverty - English
- PRODUCE PROJECT: Pumpkin production helps people remain in local area despite flooding; erosion - English
-Duck Rearing in the face of Climatic Vulnerability: Chameli Begum's Story of Livelihood Adaptation - English
-Shared knowledge reaps bountiful harvest for Ecuadorian family - English / Spanish
-More powerful together: Bridging hunger gaps in Ethiopia - English
- Building resilience through innovation in Ghana - English
- Kenyan women speak out on perils of drought through participatory photo storytelling- English
- Ranger: 'I want my children to know how beautiful our world is' - English
- Primeiras e Segundas: Making Two Worlds One - English
- Everybody depends on the earth to survive - English
-FLOOD 2010: Belgis' story: Eight months and maybe some more day - English
(Note: CARE knows that no single event, however extreme, can be attributed to global warming. However, floods like the one in Pakistan, are exactly the kind of events that scientists project to become more frequent as the earth's temperature continues to rise. The last year's confluence of events suggests just how brutal future climate change might be.)
- Engaging communities in forest protection - English
- Ethnic minorities in Vietnam’s northern mountains act on their dreams for a more sustainable future - English
-Vietnam communities unite to replant and manage mangrove forests to build resilience to powerful typhoons - English
-Hai works in the mangrove nursery - English