Klimatförändringarna
påverkar oss alla, redan idag

Dagen efter att tyfonen Bopha dragit in över den sydfilippinska ön Mindanao. Foto: ACT Alliance/Paul Jeffrey

Men vi kan göra
något åt det

Några kvinnor bygger nya hus i det översvämmade området vid floden Brahmaputra i Bangladesh. Foto: Norweigan Church Aid/Jens Aas-Hansen

Och bekämpa
fattigdom samtidigt

En ingenjörsutbildad kvinna i Mali installerar nya solpaneler. Foto: Norweigan Church Aid/Greg Rødland Buick

Skicka ett budskap
till världens ledare

Människor protesterar på Bangkoks gator och uppmanar till internationella klimatåtgärder. Foto: Christian Aid/Amanda Farrant

Agera nu för
klimaträttvisa

Ärkebiskop Desmond Tutu lämnar över 500 000 namnunderskrifter för klimaträttvisa. Foto: Dan Church Aid/Peter Williams

Slide 1 Vi står inför stora utmaningar i vår värld: Global fattigdom och klimatförändringar. Men de kan övervinnas.

Slide 2 De rika länderna i världen bär det största ansvaret för klimatförändringarna. Ändå är det människor i fattiga länder som drabbas värst. Nu har de inte bara fattigdom att kämpa mot, utan även klimatförändringar. Det är inte rättvist.

Slide 3 Vi kan redan nu känna av klimatförändringarnas konsekvenser. Människor världen över vittnar om kraftigare översvämningar, svårare torrperioder, våldsammare stormar och stigande havsnivåer. Dricksvattnet blir på många håll förorenat och odlingsfälten förstörs. Men om vi agerar nu så kan vi fortfarande stoppa klimatförändringarnas värsta konsekvenser.

Slide 4 I december 2015 möts ledare från hela världen i Paris för att komma överens om ett nytt avtal för en hållbar framtid. Detta möte skulle kunna bli ett stort steg i riktning mot en klimatvänlig framtid utan fattigdom.

Slide 5 Vi kräver att världens ledare (1) genomför rättvisa, ambitiösa och kraftfulla klimatåtgärder tillräckliga för att hejda klimatförändringarna och hålla den globala uppvärmningen tydligt under 2 grader, (2) betalar ut och ökar klimatfinansieringen med additionella offentliga medel som gör det möjligt för de fattigaste att anpassa sig till klimatförändringarna och fortsätta en hållbar utveckling.

KLIMATVITTNEN

De senaste åren har vi träffat människor från hela världen som upplever klimatförändringarnas dramatiska konsekvenser i sin vardag - från barn i Tanzania till jordbrukare i Filippinerna och arbetande mammor i El Salvador. Lär känna våra klimatvittnen.

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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

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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