CIDSE advocates for more effective and socially just international agreements to tackle climate change and follows the negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) closely.
Countries must urgently agree on ambitious cuts in global Green House Gas (GHG) emissions to limit the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has indicated this is necessary to prevent the world from the worst impacts of climate change.
The poorest and most vulnerable people in developing countries are already feeling the impacts of climate change. To mitigate and adapt to these effects a reliable system of international climate change is crucial.
Food and Climate
Problems of food security and climate change are interrelated. For millions of small scale farmers, climate change is mainly a change in weather patterns which puts their food production at risk. We therefore look at the links between food insecurity and climate change, as well as at the degradation of ecosystems and economic recessions.
Read more about CIDSE’s work on Climate Justice in the areas of:
In each of these areas CIDSE will continue to invest efforts in demonstrating the impacts of climate change on women and girls in particular by carefully including the gender dimension in our analysis.
In order to jointly put forward a strong call for climate justice, CIDSE works together with several partners worldwide, including amongst others Caritas Internationalis, APRODEV and the Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.