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.
Climate change is already threatening the lives and livelihoods of many all over the globe with an increase of permanent changes and in the frequency and intensity of climate natural disasters. While it is imperative to decrease global greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming below 1.5C, there is no other choice for our survival than to adapt to these impacts. Adaptation to climate change impacts is a complex exercise which requires adequate measures and techniques to the specificities of a geographic area and community. The quality of these actions is therefore vital as well as the support to the poorest and most vulnerable who are facing the most of the impacts while having contributed the least.