Climate change affects every living thing: species distribution on land and sea; migration patterns of birds, insects and other animals; and the timing of plant growing seasons, including, of course, our crops. It has an overwhelmingly negative impact on human health and hits the world’s poorest communities first and worst.
Climate change, therefore, affects every sphere of A Rocha’s work:
Tropical forests absorb atmospheric carbon emitted by the burning of fossil fuels and thus contribute to climate stability. A Rocha International’s Tropical Forest Programme is mainly centred on Peru, Brazil, Ghana, Kenya and India.
Watch videos from COP 21 and other events or download resources to help churches understand the issues and take action.
We help communities to understand climate change and encourage them to adapt their lifestyles in appropriate ways.
We study species and ecosystems that are already being affected by a changing climate so that we can respond when their survival is threatened and find ways to help them adapt and flourish.
Climate Stewards encourages individuals and organizations to calculate their ‘carbon footprint,’ reduce dependence on fossil fuels and offset the rest.