climate change

Thirsty cobs demand water justice!
Thirsty cobs demand water justice! logo
  You’ve heard of a flash mob, but what about a flash cob? This morning 3 giant corn on the cobs took to the street armed with their watering cans to demand fair access to water for poor people in the developing world.  Mariá Yolanda Rojas Ávila grows maize in Peru.  She says “To me, water means life. Without water, people, animals
Progressio,
22 November 2011
Sustainable development requires action on climate change
Sustainable development requires action on climate change logo
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the floods in El Salvador – indeed, the UN are calling it “one of the greatest disasters” in the country’s history.
Progressio,
10 November 2011
Catholic perspectives on climate change
Catholic perspectives on climate change logo
The floods in Central America have captured the Progressio homepage in recent weeks, and for good reason. Communities we’re working in have been devastated. We work with some of the communities in the region most vulnerable to climate change, so it’s not surprising that when disaster strikes (as it does with increasing frequency) people we know are hit fi
Daniel Hale,
24 October 2011
Central America storm: The poorest are hit the hardest
Central America storm: The poorest are hit the hardest logo
Progressio development worker Maggie von Vogt has seen for herself the devastating impacts of the heavy rain that’s hit Central America this last week. And in a hard-hitting interview broadcast today on BBC Radio 5 Live, she talks about how it’s the poor who are hit the hardest – and how the people of El Salvador and Central America hav
Progressio,
18 October 2011
Tropical Storm 12E hits hard in Central America
Tropical Storm 12E hits hard in Central America logo
We have been deeply concerned to hear of the impact of heavy rains and flooding across Central America, especially Progressio’s programme areas of El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras. In El Salvador, 20,000 people are reported as displaced due to the situation. Xiomara Ventura, Progressio’s Regional Representative in Central America, writes, “Honduras i
Progressio,
17 October 2011
We need a new approach to development, says Carolina Amaya
We need a new approach to development, says Carolina Amaya logo
Governments need to be aware that people are watching what they say and do about climate change - and that social movements are impatient for change, says Carolina Amaya from Progressio partner organisation UNES (the Salvadorian Ecological Unit).
Progressio,
11 October 2011
Climate change: we in Central America will adapt - will you?
Climate change: we in Central America will adapt - will you? logo
Maggie von Vogt reports on the new focus of the Mesoamerican Campaign for Climate Justice and asks 'Mesoamerican communities are willing to adapt in the face of climate change, are your communities'?
maggievonvogt,
11 October 2011
Let's not put all our eggs in the UNFCCC basket!
Let's not put all our eggs in the UNFCCC basket! logo
The struggle for climate justice is in the balance. Maggie von Vogt reflects on why we're going to need more eggs on more spoons to win this race...
maggievonvogt,
27 September 2011
The water, food and energy nexus
The water, food and energy nexus logo
We only have a limited amount of freshwater on this planet, so how do we use it? Petra Kjell reflects on World Water Week 2011. When did you last think about the many different ways water influences our lives? For me, a yearly reminder is the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, which gathers some of the most prominent scientists, thinkers and o
Petra Kjell,
6 September 2011
Somaliland and the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa
Somaliland and the food security crisis in the Horn of Africa logo
The Horn of Africa region, including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan, is currently experiencing a severe food security crisis. How is this affecting Somaliland, and how is Progressio responding?
Progressio,
8 July 2011