Climate change

It is the world’s poorest people who are hardest hit by devastating droughts, floods and other extreme weather events. This is a massive injustice – climate change is caused by the world’s richest countries.

Around the world, Practical Action is working in different ways to tackle both the causes and effects of climate change, including

  • Working with communities to reduce their vulnerability to the disasters made worse and more numerous by climate change, and to help them adapt to the longer term challenges which a changing climate pose.
  • Working with other organisations to share our learning of what works well and what can be done to make programmes of work with poor communities even more effective.
  • Working with national and international bodies around the world to create and strengthen policies which reduce emissions and encourage funding and focus on adaptation to climate change.
  • Working with schools and teachers to encourage the delivery of effective, exciting climate change lessons which engage today's young people in the issues of climate change, creating a generation of global citizens who understand the impact of their actions on the environment and people around the world.
  • Launching and supporting campaigns designed to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities, and enabling them to take tangible action to support strong and urgent change at the local, national and international level.

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COP18 climate change talks in Doha

UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP18

Practical Action attended the COP18 UN climate talks in Doha, from 27 November to 7 December 2012.

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What's at stake for poor countries?

Read a web chat with Helen Clark, head of the UN development programme, and Practical Action's Nazmul Chowdhury

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