climate change

'Green is working'
'Green is working' logo
A team of Progressio supporters joined the "Green is working" demonstration of over 250 people from other NGOs, community groups, unions, and businesses last Thursday. It was organised by the ‘Stop Climate Chaos’ coalition as a press stunt to demand that the Government takes the green economy
Catherine Orchard,
23 October 2012
World Food Day and ‘People Powered Development’
World Food Day and ‘People Powered Development’ logo
  Today is World Food Day when we will rightly be reminded of the blight of hunger and the appalling fact that today 1 billion people in the world will not have enough to eat. In recent weeks, food security has been on the media’s agenda. Drought or heavy rains in many countries have caused poor harvests, which are causing food prices around the
LisMartin,
15 October 2012
Our planet and its people: What the scientists say
Our planet and its people: What the scientists say logo
At Progressio we work a lot with the people at the sharp end of climate change and environmental damage - for example, for sma
TimAldred,
24 May 2012
Climate justice: People want real alternatives not false solutions
Climate justice: People want real alternatives not false solutions logo
“Social movements here [in Central America] create new ideas and are an inspiration, not only for Latin America, but for the whole world.” So said Eva Ekelund from the World Lutheran Federation in her opening speech at a Mesoamerican Climate Justice Campaign conference on 16-17 February. As for the rest of the world – the global North – Angel Ibarra o
maggievonvogt,
28 February 2012
Make a declaration to act on climate change
Make a declaration to act on climate change logo
Today, on Ash Wednesday, Progressio is delighted to add its name to a call to the Church to reflect, pray and act on climate change and environmental degradation in our world
TimAldred,
22 February 2012
Zero Draft needs more ambition, says Progressio
Zero Draft needs more ambition, says Progressio logo
Progressio is calling for “a higher level of ambition and commitment” at the forthcoming Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
Progressio,
10 February 2012
Starting from Zero: What can Rio+20 offer small-scale farmers?
Starting from Zero: What can Rio+20 offer small-scale farmers? logo
Maria Yolanda, 35, is a small-scale farmer living in Antioquia in the Peruvian Andes. Her hopes for “a good future for my children, in a healthy environment” echo with those of billions of us around the globe. But Maria Yolanda is worried about the water resources that will be available to her in the future. “This is something that keeps us all worried.
Progressio,
31 January 2012
Climate change: The verdict from Central America on Durban
Climate change: The verdict from Central America on Durban logo
Climate Justice supporters in Central America watched tentatively and with skepticism for news from the COP17 negotiations in Durban, fearing that COP17 would just lead us further down
maggievonvogt,
23 December 2011
Campaigns update: what does the outcome of Durban mean for climate change?
Campaigns update: what does the outcome of Durban mean for climate change? logo
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
Progressio,
15 December 2011
El Salvador: Taking action on climate change
El Salvador: Taking action on climate change logo
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
Progressio,
9 December 2011