climate change

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
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