Climate change is an important issue – arguably
the most important issue – that we face today. It
affects us all, but CAFOD knows that it affects
people in developing countries first and worst
A global challenge: Climate change affects us all!
… and it’s up to every one of us to do something about it!
Bangladesh: CAFOD knows that the people affected FIRST and WORST by
climate change are the people least able to cope!
Bangladesh: CAFOD is supporting people living poverty so they can adapt to
the effects of climate change in their lives
CAFOD in Cambodia: CAFOD is supporting a local organisation that helps
people use sustainable methods for farming – like tapping rubber from trees!
CAFOD in Mozambique: CAFOD supports and educates young people here
too, to help them develop sustainable farming skills
Niger: CAFOD partners show people new and effective ways to retain water in
areas with low rainfall, like digging half-moons into sloped land.
Kenya: CAFOD is working with partners in Kenya to help communities cope
Brazil: Trees are lost in the Amazon at the rate of a football pitch about every
eight seconds. 80 per cent of logging in the Brazilian Amazon is illegal.
Guatemala: CAFOD partners train people to plant soil-retaining trees to help
prevent huge mudslides like this one in Panabaj.
Signs of hope: You can help encourage national and international action on
climate change by visiting www.cafod.org.uk/campaigning/climate
What will YOUR livesimply promise be?: Living more simply can help lower
carbon emissions and make a difference to people who are affected by climate