It is not a matter of aid, but of justice
Climate change is a complicated issue, with many different causes and effects varying from country to country and continent to continent. As such, Practical Action employs a multi-faceted approach to overcoming climate change.
We go beyond recognising the problem. For Practical Action it’s also about supporting the solutions. Solutions that already exist.
Working with communities
Our 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.
Simple, practical solutions can help people to minimise the ways in which floods, droughts and extreme weather affect their lives. Click here to find out more about the solutions we implement alongside communities to enable them to climate change.
Working with other organisations
Practical Action knows that one of the most important things that we need to do to tackle climate change is to work together with other organisations. From sharing ideas and lessons from experiences of implementing solutions on the ground, to pulling together to call for a change in international policy, we work hard to make sure we are part of a strong, cohesive approach to climate change.
To find out more about our experiences and learnings from projects, click here. To find out more about how we work together with other organisations on policy and campaigns, click here.
Working with national and international bodies
Practical Action's policy and campaigns teams focus a great deal of energy on bringing about change at the regional, national and international level, without which climate change will only get worse. We work to raise awareness of the effect of climate change on vulnerable communities, encouraging a sense of urgency around the need for a governmental approach to this issue. We also work with and at international bodies and meetings to advocate for a legally binding agreement that would limit the impacts of climate change on the poor through stronger emissions reductions targets and a funding focus on adaptation. To find out more about our policy work, click here.
Working with schools and teachers
In addition to the need for urgent action, Practical Action recognises the need for the development of a new society; one where people recognise their personal impacts on the world and where living sustainable is the norm not the exception. As such, we work with schools and teachers to encourage the delivery of effective, exciting lessons which engage today's young people in the issues of climate change, creating a generation of global citizens who understand the impacts of their actions on the environment and people around the world.
Working with you
Finally, we believe that a greater public awareness of climate change and its effects is vital to combating the issue. With greater awareness comes greater pressure on governments, businesses and each other to act to change policies, practices and behaviours.
Practical Action launches regular awareness campaigns to encourage this, as well as trying to amplify the actions of our colleagues in other organisations. We also run training to enable people around the UK to become effective campaigners, working in their own communities to raise awareness and change opinions.
Click here to find out more about our campaigns work.