Practical Action’s decades of experience in helping people on the front line of climate change adapt sustainably to the new challenges they face has never been more relevant, nor more necessary.

In 2024, we will continue to build on the momentum for change amongst global leaders and the public at international events that address man-made climate change, loss of biodiversity and inequality. We will help to unlock the finance, expertise alliances and action that is needed to address these global challenges.

The triple-threats of climate change, biodiversity loss and inequality are interconnected and continue to disproportionately impact the most vulnerable people in the least developed countries.

Practical Action joined the global effort in 2022 to bring about changes by actively contributing and leading key events in the run-up to COP27 and COP28. As official observers at both COP27 and COP28, we amplified the voices of the 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 key stakeholders to prepare for COP29.

There was positive movement from the previous two COP events, but not nearly enough and there is still much more to do, in a closing window of opportunity. However, the world has now arrived at a positive tipping point, in terms of public support and increased momentum for the type of systemic change that is essential.

We will continue to connect with grassroots communities, governments, the 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.