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