The recent Durban meeting of the UNFCCC climate change talks closed with some positive news coverage this week. But what’s the reality behind the headlines?
Grounds for cautious optimism
On the positive side, governments have stated that a binding agreement on climate change is required, and that emissions cuts need to be reached which are in line
This week we were invited to do something very special within the community with which we have been working; to release the baby turtles, which have been protected by a conservation project, back into the sea.
When we arrived at the centre I was surprised at how tiny the turtles were and how vulnerable they seemed when I considered that we were about to send
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
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
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
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
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).