Blog: Climate Change

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...

Did the Paris Climate Summit Deliver on Climate Risk Insurance? #COP21 Part 3 – Guest Blog

7 January 2016

Guest blog by Dr Koko Warner, Laura Schäfer and Michael Zissener of the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative . This is part 3 of a three-part blog series that we’ll publish before, during and after the Paris climate conference COP21: check out part 1 and ...

How climate risk insurance can help protect the poor, #COP21 part 2

4 December 2015

After a reported record-breaking 785,000 people across 175 countries took part in the Global Climate March (see some amazing pictures here ), 150 world leaders opened the Paris climate summit on Monday with 150 well-intentioned...

“Just one natural disaster away from losing everything”: how climate risk insurance can help protect the poor, #COP21 part 1

27 November 2015

By Catherine Blampied. This is part 1 of a three-part blog series that we’ll publish before, during and after the Paris climate conference COP21: look out for parts 2 and 3 coming soon. RESULTS campaigners do what they do because they share a fundamental belief: people in the developing world are enabled to lift themselves out of poverty if they can access good healthcare, good education, and good economic opportunities. We see these as the three basic building blocks that empower...

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