COP25: Time for Action

COP25: Time for Action

25 years. 25 years of talks. What action have we seen? Emissions are still rising, sharply in some cases. The action that countries have agreed to take (at some point in the abstract future) falls drastically short of what is urgently required. This year’s COP is aptly named: ‘Time for Action’. About time. 

Time to Act for our Common Home

The climate crisis continues to cause devastating impacts in many places around the world. This is especially affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities.

Climate change has become one of the greatest challenges for those of us who dream and fight for a society in which we can live a fulfilled life, free from pollution, violence and human rights abuse.

Rubbish Campaign State of Play

Rubbish Campaign State of Play

You might have heard the old joke, ‘what goes up and up but never comes down?’

Well until recently it looked like the answer might be the amount of plastic that big companies push into poor communities. For many of those Renew Our World works with, this causes serious problems. If you have no regular bin collections, then you have little choice but to burn or dump the plastic, causing toxic fumes, carbon emissions, flooding and disease. We see the consequences every day.

Climate Summit Round Up - What Do We Get?

The UN climate summit was a proper big diplomatic event, a long list of presidents and prime ministers along with the likes of Bill Gates, chief execs of various multinationals, and a message from the Pope. But it’s Greta Thunberg’s furious challenge to the leaders, and to all adults really, that I’ll remember longest. I love it when God uses the weak to shame the strong, and this 16 year old girl certainly did that.

Why I'm Taking to the Streets on Friday

Why I'm Taking to the Streets on Friday

This Friday, 20 September, I’m joining thousands of people at what’s expected to be the biggest mobilisation on climate change ever. Events are happening across the world, all organised by young people. We’re coming together to say that governments must engage with the seriousness of the climate crisis and take much more urgent action. We need rapid emissions cuts, a shift to renewable energy, and money for the most vulnerable to adapt. This is no longer scientific forecast: there are many signs that the climate is in chaos, and it’s already hitting the poorest people the hardest.

Renew Our World Ireland: What’s Happening?

Renew Our World Ireland: What’s Happening?

At Tearfund Ireland, we talk about the effects of climate change, felt most keenly in the poorest places in the world, while the causes are perpetrated in wealthy countries. Ireland is more resilient to changes in weather than many countries in the Global South, particularly our fellow small island nations in the Caribbean and the Pacific. However, we have seen the effects of a changing climate on our small island as well. In 2018 it seemed that every second headline was about the weather; from severe storms in winter to heatwaves and droughts in summer.

Day Zero - Cape Town

Day Zero - Cape Town

2nd of April 2018 was announced as Day Zero for the City of Cape Town – a city of 3 million people. This meant that all taps would be turned off and 400 temporary taps set up with enormous queues of people waiting in line under the hot sun for 20 litres of water a day per person. The army would be deployed because of potential violence breaking out. Schools would close as there would be no toilets working, and businesses would shut down. There were fears of outbreaks of disease as the sanitation systems broke down. It felt like the apocalypse...

Climate Action Now!

Climate Action Now!

Renew Our World are delighted to announce the launch of our climate global moment 2019! The growing emergency is the defining issue of our time and now is the defining moment to do something about it. There is still time to tackle

Climate Change in India

The impact of climate change in India has become more sobering than ever before. Extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, landslides, and cyclones have become a new normal. The Ministry of Environment has informed us that more than 2,000 people died in India in the last year alone from climate-related events. Yet the Ministry has denied any direct connection to the global issues of climate change.

Climate Change in Mozambique

My name is Rui Antoninho António, and I am a Mozambican, resident in the city of Chimoio. I work for Kubatsirana, a Christian ecumenical association, in the Church and Community Mobilisation and Training project supported by Tearfund.

Solidarity with the Amazon

Given the fires that consume large extensions of flora and fauna of our Amazon, the organizations that make up the Evangelical Coalition for Climate Justice express:

Our deep pain at the shouts and the cry of our territories, as well as the brothers and sisters of the