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 South Africa
Water sources across the Western Cape were running low. If this catastrophe taught us anything, its that we need to re-think the way we use water. Water is life- there is no replacement!
In my region, we are facing serious problems related to climate change, and deforestation is the main cause.
Climate Change in Honduras
The importance of forests and its relation to Climate Change
The cultivation of shrimps is harming the environment
Withold the destruction of Mangroves in our area.
Too much wood is being cut for deforestation. To avoid the excessive exportation of timber, the community should also get involved in controlling deforestation.
Save the Amazon forest before it is too late.
A look from who is living in the Caatinga biome in Brazil.
In the Philippines:
Typhoons are getting stronger, says a survivor of hurricane ´Yolanda´.
The land is becoming arid in the Philippines.
Deforestation at an alarming rate
Monoculture and land grabbing., “You leave or you disappear”.
The fight against the advance of the desert in the Extreme North region of cameroon.