El cambio climático
nos afecta a todos

El día posterior a la embestida del tifón Bopha al sur de la isla filipina de Mindanao. Foto: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey

Pero podemos
hacernos cargo de el

Mujeres construyendo casa nuevas en un área afectada cerca del río Brahmaputra en Bangladesh Foto: Norwegian Church Aid/Jens Aas-Hansen

Y combatir la pobreza
al mismo tiempo

Mujer capacitada como ingeniera, instalando nuevos páneles solares en Timbuktu, Mali. Foto: Greg Rødland Buick/Norwegian Church Aid

Enviemos un mensaje a
los líderes mundiales

Protestas populares en las calles de Bangkok pidiendo acción internacional contra el cambio climático. Foto: Christian Aid/Amanda Farrant

Actúa ahora para lograr
Justicia Climática

El Arzobispo Desmond Tutu recién ha entregado 500,000 firmas pidiendo justicia climática. Foto: Dan Church Aid/Peter Williams

slider 5 Exigimos a los líderes mundiales justicia climática a través de acciones justas y fuertes que (1) mantengan el calentamiento del planeta por debajo del umbral de los 2 grados centígrados de aumento, y (2) ampliar las finanzas públicas por lo que el más pobre pueda adaptarse al cambio climático y seguir desarrollandose de una manera […]

slider 4 En diciembre de 2015, los líderes mundiales se reunirán en París para ponerse de acuerdo sobre un nuevo acuerdo para lograr un futuro sostenible. Esta reunión puede ser el paso que el mundo necesita hacia un futuro amigable con el medio ambiente y libre de pobreza.

slider 3 Ya se están sintiendo los efectos del cambio climático. Gente de todo el mundo experimenta inundaciones más pesadas, sequías más severas, tormentas más violentas, y el aumento del nivel del mar. el agua potable se está contaminando y los campos de cultivo están siendo destruidos. Sin embargo, si actuamos ahora, podremos hacer frente a los peores efectos del cambio climático.

slider 2 Los países más ricos del mundo son los más responsables del cambio climático. Sin embargo, son las personas más pobres del mundo quienes están sufriendo lo peor de sus efectos. Ahora, las personas pobres no sólo tienen que luchar contra la pobreza, sino con los efectos del cambio climático también. Esto no es justo.

slider 1 Tenemos grandes desafíos en el mundo de hoy: la pobreza mundial y el cambio climático … Se pueden superar.

Testigos del Clima

En los últimos años nos hemos encontrado con gente de todo el mundo que está experimentando de primera mano los efectos dramáticos del cambio climático - desde niños en Tanzania a los agricultores en las Filipinas a las madres que trabajan en El Salvador. Conozca a los testigos del clima.

Haga click en las fotos para conocer más.

¡Ayúdanos corriendo la voz!

Necesitamos todas las manos en cubierta para resolver la crisis climática, y tú puedes ayudar al invitar a amigos y familiares a unirse a la campaña por la justicia climática. Simplemente haz clic en los botones de abajo para compartir en tus redes sociales favoritas.

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Aldiouma Karambe

Aldiouma Karambe

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Aldiouma Karambe, 60, lives in a village in the Dogon Plateau, an arid area in central Mali. The land is covered in rocky outcrops and has little cultivatable soil. Growing crops on the Dogon Plateau is difficult at the best of times. Now the effects of climate change are making it even harder. The rainy season has become less predictable, leaving communities to cope with both droughts and flooding, causing soil erosion and land degradation.

Aldiouma is one of the leaders of the anti-erosion committee in his village, which was set up by Christian Aid partner APH (Action pour la Promotion Humaine) to help the community adapt to the changing climate.

Because of the rocky nature of the land in the Dogon Plateau, when it does rain the water tends to run off the stony surfaces, taking the precious topsoil with it. To prevent this one of the things Aldiouma oversees in his role on the committee is the creation of stone lines and walls – known as diguettes or bunds. Built from stones that are found naturally across the Sahel, these walls help to retain water in the soil and also protect the fields from high winds. Aldiouma received training from APH and in turn trains men and women in the village to make the walls, advising on different types of wall for particular needs.

He says: “I have seen many changes in the climate. In 2007 we had very bad floods. When I was a child it rained more often. There were so many trees and bushes that it was hard to get through – now there are almost none. There used to be high grasses for the animals. Now we don’t have as much rain and the animals have less feed. There are now many more people, making new fields and putting more pressure on our resources. We used to enclose the fields with branches, leaves and mud. But they would wash away if there was heavy rain. We find the walls work much better. There is better humidity in the soil. When it rains it helps us to have a better harvest.”

Photo Credit: Christian Aid / Lilly Peel

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Vivian Berroterán Rodríguez

Vivian Berroterán Rodríguez

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“There are lots of hurricanes here, two or three times a year. We lose our harvests and sometimes people die. They’re more powerful than they used to be. When I was little there were fewer hurricanes.”

Credit: Christian Aid

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Martha Balderama

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‘Things have changed. It is summer now but it’s raining. It’s meant to be dry. In the past the heat was bearable but now it’s much hotter. When the weather ruins the crops I have to replant. It costs time and money,’ says 72 year-old Martha Balderama.

With support from Christian Aid’s local partner Rice Watch Action Network (RWAN), farmers in the Philippines are learning about climate change, organic farming, and the benefits of regular seasonal and localised 10 day weather forecasts. Farmers like Martha attend a 16 week field school, applying what they learn on a working ‘demonstration’ farm.

Thanks to the project, farmers have seen a reduction in costs, improved harvests and increased incomes. Ultimately, by adapting their ways, vulnerable famers are becoming more resilient in the face of climate change.

Photo Credit: Christian Aid / Ross Hemingway

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Jesus ‘Chus’ Echavarria

Jesus ‘Chus’ Echavarria

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The tropical depression which swept through El Salvador in October 2011 flooded Chus’s house, and the family was forced to stay in an emergency shelter. Here’s what he said about climate change.

“There have always been floods here, but now they’re worse. In recent years the rains have increased and the banks of the river can’t cope, so it becomes far more dangerous for people and our animals. In a community like this we are more affected because we are so vulnerable, and our vulnerability is even increasing”.

Credit: Christian Aid

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Martha Balderama

Martha Balderama

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‘Things have changed. It is summer now but it’s raining. It’s meant to be dry. In the past the heat was bearable but now it’s much hotter. When the weather ruins the crops I have to replant. It costs time and money,’ says 72 year-old Martha Balderama.

With support from Christian Aid’s local partner Rice Watch Action Network (RWAN), farmers in the Philippines are learning about climate change, organic farming, and the benefits of regular seasonal and localised 10 day weather forecasts. Farmers like Martha attend a 16 week field school, applying what they learn on a working ‘demonstration’ farm.

Thanks to the project, farmers have seen a reduction in costs, improved harvests and increased incomes. Ultimately, by adapting their ways, vulnerable famers are becoming more resilient in the face of climate change.

Photo Credit: Christian Aid / Ross Hemingway

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Aldiouma Karambe

Aldiouma Karambe

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Aldiouma Karambe, 60, lives in a village in the Dogon Plateau, an arid area in central Mali. The land is covered in rocky outcrops and has little cultivatable soil. Growing crops on the Dogon Plateau is difficult at the best of times. Now the effects of climate change are making it even harder. The rainy season has become less predictable, leaving communities to cope with both droughts and flooding, causing soil erosion and land degradation.

Aldiouma is one of the leaders of the anti-erosion committee in his village, which was set up by Christian Aid partner APH (Action pour la Promotion Humaine) to help the community adapt to the changing climate.

Because of the rocky nature of the land in the Dogon Plateau, when it does rain the water tends to run off the stony surfaces, taking the precious topsoil with it. To prevent this one of the things Aldiouma oversees in his role on the committee is the creation of stone lines and walls – known as diguettes or bunds. Built from stones that are found naturally across the Sahel, these walls help to retain water in the soil and also protect the fields from high winds. Aldiouma received training from APH and in turn trains men and women in the village to make the walls, advising on different types of wall for particular needs.

He says: “I have seen many changes in the climate. In 2007 we had very bad floods. When I was a child it rained more often. There were so many trees and bushes that it was hard to get through – now there are almost none. There used to be high grasses for the animals. Now we don’t have as much rain and the animals have less feed. There are now many more people, making new fields and putting more pressure on our resources. We used to enclose the fields with branches, leaves and mud. But they would wash away if there was heavy rain. We find the walls work much better. There is better humidity in the soil. When it rains it helps us to have a better harvest.”

Photo Credit: Christian Aid / Lilly Peel

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The Rev Karine Van Broeke, President of the Synod of the PKN

The Rev Karine Van Broeke, President of the Synod of the PKN

“Climate change is about justice, justice to the earth and all the creatures living on it.”

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