Series on Climate Change and Natural Resources

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Series on Climate Change and Natural Resources

The issue of climate change is a common concern for all of us. When Comundos asked people in Guatemala, Honduras, Mozambique, The Philippines and Brazil, what message they would like to convey to the world, the answer is often "our concern about climate change and natural resources".


Identifying Problems: Climate Change, Intercultural Dialogue and Citizen-action

Today it is almost one degree warmer than it was  one hundred years ago. Climate scientists constantly point out human activity as  the main cause. Among other things, the use of oil and gas, the clearing away of large tracts of rainforest and rearing enormous herds of   livestock create  large amounts of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. The atmosphere, in turn,  is unable to stop global warming. Scientists warn us of  major and unpredictable consequences when we cannot  reverse the tide and cannot  limit the warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

The international community recognizes the need to turn this reality  around, but actions and policies are slowly progressing and the number of stakeholders should be widened/broadened . Sensitization actions evade developing countries, or treat them in a way that does not make use of  their full potential. However, the first and worst consequences of climate warming are often noticeable in the global south, and the support and participation of countries in full growth will be of particular importance to reduce climate warming.

Comundos considers dialogue and participation necessary. They are a goal in themselves , a key to succeeding in the reduction of  global warming. That is why  all countries, all cultures and all people must come together in a joint endeavor.

Other and better communication skills are therefore needed to give people and their organizations a voice in the climate debate around the world. By working on these communication skills, not only does media literacy increase in developing countries, it also contributes significantly to identifying development and systematizing experiences. Only then can an intercultural dialogue be launched about one of the greatest challenges of our time.

In Honduras

Climate Change in Honduras

http://www.comundos.org/en/content/climate-change-honduras

The importance of  forests and its relation to Climate Change

http://www.comundos.org/en/content/living-trees

The cultivation of shrimps is harming the environment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5Pe0rm61U&list=PLcFD0VqpNBxAFB9CxsTB19pp7Qi1M-bqt&index=4

In Mozambique:

Withold the destruction of Mangroves in our area.

 https://www.comundos.org/en/content/importance-mangroves-angoche-district-mozambique

Too much wood is being cut for deforestation. To avoid the excessive exportation of timber, the community should also get involved in controlling deforestation.

https://www.comundos.org/en/content/sustainable-use-natural-resources-forest

In Brazil:

Save the Amazon forest before it is too late.

http://www.comundos.org/en/content/environmental-impact%C2%A0-amazon-region

A look from who is living in the Caatinga biome in Brazil.

https://www.comundos.org/en/content/look-caatinga-brazil

 

In the Philippines:

Typhoons are getting stronger, says a survivor of hurricane ´Yolanda´. 

http://www.comundos.org/en/content/through-eyes-survivor-tyfoon-haiyan

The land is becoming arid  in the Philippines.

http://www.comundos.org/en/content/untold-story-about-drought-and-%C2%B4el-ni%C3%B1o%C2%B4

In Guatemala:

Deforestation at an alarming rate

https://www.comundos.org/en/content/natural-resources-and-their-exploitation

https://www.comundos.org/es/content/la-deforestaci%C3%B3n

Monoculture and land grabbing., “You leave or you disappear”.

http://www.comundos.org/en/content/loss-land-and-culture

In Cameroon

The fight against the advance of the desert in the Extreme North region of cameroon.

https://www.comundos.org/en/content/fight-against-advance-desert-extreme-north-region-cameroon