Since the 19th century the earth’s climate system has been changing due to human industrial activities based on fossil fuels and energy-intensive lifestyles. Consequently slow onset changes and extreme weather events becoming more intense and frequent already impact all of us around the world, but endangering more the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable who have contributed the least to global warming. ACT Alliance EU fights this injustice and undertakes targeted lobby and advocacy work to eliminate the causes of climate change, to provide adequate support for building resilient societies and to promote sustainable solutions for a better development eradicating poverty in the long term.
Despite being a global threat to every human on earth, climate change is a factor of poverty too. The level of carbon is so high in the atmosphere and natural system that to prevent dangerous global warming, we must all adopt a climate transition pathway. However not to deny the right to development and other fundamental rights, the amount of efforts in mitigating our emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change must be shared equitably. As our climate is indivisible, collective solutions, based on each of us responsibility and capacity, must be elaborated to ensure our commons and future.