Blog: Climate Change

Let’s ensure everyone has The Right Climate to Learn!

24 January 2020

Today marks the International Day of Education, 2020 on the theme of 'Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace'. This is a guest blog from...

December grassroots conference call 2019 - Champions for Development

6 December 2019

In the last network-wide conference call of the year, we took some time to reflect on what a year it's been! We've been part of successful campaigns for the replenishement of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Education Cannot Wait and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the UK's contributions are something to celebrate. Looking ahead to 2020, we'll be continuing our work on global health, nutrition and education and trying to build relationships across all the main...

August grassroots conference call

7 August 2019

A recording of the August grassroots conference call is available to listen to here .

We were joined by guest speaker Emma Wagner, Education in Emergencies Policy & Advocacy Adviser at Save the Children who spoke eloquently about the importance of children receivfing an education in emergency situations such as conflicts and natural disasters. Save the Children and RESULTS are both...

Climate change: the bend in the road towards ending extreme poverty

9 October 2018

We cannot afford to miss a bend in road on our journey towards ending extreme poverty. Since the turn of the millennium we have made enormous steps towards alleviating extreme poverty but we must not neglect the enormous threat climate change poses to this progress.

The World Bank estimates that 100 million people will be pushed back into...

Rising cost of disasters

10 January 2018

According to new figures released at the beginning of January, 2017 was the second worst year on record for economic losses as a result of climate related disasters. In fact, the overall losses in 2017 were almost double the ten-year average . Hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as a severe earthquake in Mexico, are largely responsible for pushing...

Reporting back from the UN climate talks

21 November 2017

At the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn this month, a key question was financing– that is, who should pay for the impacts of climate change. For many countries, climate change is already very real, and economic and social losses are skyrocketing. During climate negotiations in 2009 developed countries promised to deliver £100 billion a year by 2020 for mitigation and adaptation. Funding for loss and damage (impacts that can’t be mitigated or adapted to), is needed...

Advocacy on global development at the World Bank

1 August 2017

Volunteer campaigners Ellie Wason and Hannah Lathan have just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC, as part of which they took part in an advocacy meeting at the World Bank.

At the grassroots advocacy level, lobbying our local MPs in the UK, it is easy to feel a disconnect with international processes in the development world, especially when organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank are based in the US....

December conference call recording now available

12 December 2016

A recording of the December grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

On this month’s call, we took a look back at campaign successes that the RESULTS grassroots network have contributed to during 2016, from helping to secure an ambitious UK pledge of £1.1 billion at the Global Fund Replenishment in Montreal, to making Climate Risk Insurance a hot topic at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference....

Taking Loss and Damage Seriously

9 November 2016

It’s been a big week for the future of the Earth. Last Friday, the Paris Climate Agreement - the result of the most complex, comprehensive and critical international climate negotiation – came into force. This week, the 22 nd Conference of the Parties began in Marrakech as countries meet to attempt to breathe life into the Agreement.

The Paris Agreement is undoubtedly a turning point in our history. Its early entry into force is a clear signal that all the nations of the world are...

Landmark Paris climate agreement ratification fast-tracks international action on climate change

11 October 2016

‘What once seemed unthinkable is now unstoppable’ said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last week when announcing that the Paris agreement will enter into force on 4th November this year.

After years of unproductive climate talks, it seemed that international cooperation around climate change was impossible, with progress painstakingly slow and the big emitters refusing to agree to a comprehensive climate deal. In this context, the Paris Agreement made in December last year was a...

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