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 others interested in water iss
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?
After two years of lobbying and campaigning, is the world finally waking up to water?
Two years ago, I first made the journey to Bonn in Germany for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations, to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on water resources together with our colleagues in the Water and Climate Coalition.
I spent many
It’s fashionable to talk about climate change these days, and super fashionable to talk about ‘recuperating ecosystems’ in order to adapt to climate change. Well, who better to talk about all this than a group of people who 1) you don’t have to convince about the value of protecting the ecosystems, 2) are fun to be around, and 3) are the future generations?
Who better, in fact, t
In June 1992, nations from around the world gathered in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, or the Earth Summit, to discuss the state of the world’s environment. It was a big summit with high international profile – over half of the national delegations sent their head of state or government to attend.
Rural communities in the Peruvian Andes have always experienced extreme climatic conditions, writes Progressio development worker Cindy Krose. Most inhabitants of the Peruvian Andes are farmers and make their livings from agriculture and animal rearing - so what does climate change mean for them, and their ability to grow the food they need?
The Minister of State at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, Gregory Barker MP, has thanked Progressio supporters for writing to the Government about climate change and the urgent need to tackle it.