Building Better Futures Today

Online: 3 March 2022, 12.00pm GMT

On Thursday, 3rd March, we were delighted to host Building Better Futures Today, where we gave an insight into our work supporting communities on the front line of the climate crisis, and the solutions that work, with our CEO, Sarah Roberts, and our climate experts and project staff in Kenya and Nepal.


If you were unable to attend or would like to watch back, then you can see the full recording of the event below.

On the day we ran out of time to answer some of your questions – you’ll find answers below:

Has increased awareness of climate change made it easier to influence governments and advance the alternative strategies of Practical Action?

As official observers at COP26 we amplified the voices of people we work with, and shared what we have learned from those who are already adapting to extreme climate events. We now continue to engage with the UK presidency and incoming Egyptian presidency, plus other key stakeholders to prepare for COP27.

There was positive movement from COP26, but not nearly enough and there is still much more to do. However, the world has now arrived at a positive tipping point, in terms of public support and increased momentum for the type of systematic change that is essential. We will continue to connect with grassroots communities, governments, private sector, civil society and international organisations to help build cohesive solutions that benefit people and the planet. Together, we will convene, host and engage with high level events that address the needs of communities on the front line of the climate emergency and we will demonstrate that by putting people at the heart of decision-making, that a better future is possible.

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Do you have any burning questions about our work? Well this is your chance to ask us. Simply add your question into the registration form, and we will do our best to answer it during the session. If you think of anything during the event, you can also use the Q&A box to let us know.

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