Blog: Climate Change

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...

Growing climate risks in the UK need urgent action

28 July 2016

With the relentless coverage of Brexit and Westminster turmoil in recent weeks, it’s easy to get lost in the high political drama. Some of the changes currently taking place to the UK’s political landscape are massive and fundamental, as are the risks and challenges they bring. Yet it is worth stepping back and reminding ourselves that one of the most serious immediate and long-term threats facing the UK has been there all along; it will only continue to grow in the future; and we must not...

Will the World Humanitarian Summit Deliver?

23 May 2016

Leaders meeting at the World Humanitarian Summit could transform the way we respond to the increasingly severe disasters caused by climate change. Here's how.

Last month was the hottest April on record globally, by a massive margin - the seventh month in a row to smash the global temperature record. 2015 was our planet's...

May conference call recording now available

6 May 2016

I am pleased to share that a recording of the May conference call is now available to download here .

This month’s call focused on our Risky Business campaign and the action we are asking you to take ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit, writing to Desmond Swayne on why climate risk insurance should be firmly on the agenda. We heard an...

Weathering a Risky Climate: New Policy Report Launched by RESULTS UK

4 May 2016

Habyarabatuma, a smallholder farmer who lives with his wife and four children in Kamonyi, southern Rwanda, grows maize on a 2.5-acre plot. He used to worry every time the growing season came around. He worried about the rains. If they didn’t come, and the crops failed, would he be forced to sell the family’s goats again just to see them through until the next season? It was a precarious livelihood.

Photo: ACRE Africa

People like Habyarabatuma, who played no part in creating...

RESULTS kicks off Risky Business campaign with a packed event in Parliament

1 March 2016

By Catherine Blampied, Policy Advocacy Officer “Insurance is just a tool; the point is people” tweeted one attendee at RESULTS UK’s event on climate risk insurance in Parliament last week, where we got our Risky Business campaign off to a flying start. And that’s exactly the point behind our new campaign focused on empowering smallholder farmers – some of the world’s most vulnerable people – to protect...

Climate change is “biggest global risk”, but our humanitarian response is “too important to fail”: two major new reports

22 January 2016

Every year, as thousands of business and political leaders prepare to descend on the mountain resort of Davos in Switzerland to attempt to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, the World Economic Forum publishes its Global Risks Report . The annual report highlights the most significant threats to the world’s economy and society, and how they could evolve and interact...

January conference call recording is now available!

14 January 2016
In 2016, we will be campaigning on three important issues on which grassroots advocacy can have real impact, and which will potentially affect the lives of millions of people: TB; nutrition; and climate risk insurance. On this month's conference call, we introduced these new campaigns to campaigners to help you plan your activities for the year. We also set you the challenge of bringing new people in to join and strengthen our movement. With more of us reaching more decision-makers, we can have...

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