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EU-wide climate campaign

Team 1Planet4All Dominika Solecka und Gudrun Hoffmann-Schoenborn

Climate change and hunger 

The situation is serious: climate change is already increasing hunger worldwide and depriving many people of their livelihood. This development can be slowed down if we act decisively! 
In the past two years, millions of people have taken to the streets within the Fridays for Future movement to demonstrate for a more consistent climate policy. With the 1Planet4All climate campaign, we as Welthungerhilfe want to strengthen the backs of young people who work tirelessly for climate justice, and we want to report on our experiences in the Global South. Because that is where climate change is massively increasing other existing problems. 

Consequences of climate change in the Global South 

For many years, Welthungerhilfe has been working on international projects with people who feel the effects of climate change directly: their harvests fail due to droughts and feed for farm animals is lacking. We are already talking about climate refugees; up to 140 million people could be affected by the year 2050. Even the great plague of locusts in parts of East Africa can be attributed to climatic changes. Welthungerhilfe for example organizes trainings - mostly in cooperation with local partner organizations – to inform farmers about suitable cultivation methods and high-quality seeds or helps to build protective devices. 

Dried-up soil in Ethiopia. © Jens Grossmann
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Two women fetch water at a water point during the drought in the region of Lughaya, Somaliland. © Welthungerhilfe
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Drought in Somaliland: Animal carcasses around Borama. © Justfilms/ Alex Getmann
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Changed cultivation methods in Burkina Faso: through the application of the BRACED consortium (Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters), local agriculture should become more resistant to climate extremes. © Happuc/Welthungerhilfe
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In 2016, hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc in Haiti. Climate change increases the frequency and intensity of such tropical storms. © Welthungerhilfe
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1Planet4All: Fighting climate change all over Europe

Climate change is visible. Welthungerhilfe speaks with the voice of those who are increasingly hungry due to climatic changes. We are the German branch of the international climate campaign 1Planet4All, which takes place in 11 other European countries. This project, co-financed by the European Union, is about working together to keep the topic of climate change in the focus of attention and, above all, to encourage young people - the decision-makers of tomorrow - in their commitment to climate protection and justice. 

Let's tackle it together! 

This project is co-funded by the European Union within the DEAR Programme.

What is the DEAR Programme?

The European Commission’s Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme, DEAR, supports projects that engage the European Union public in worldwide issues of social, economic and environmental development.

By funding projects like 1Planet4All, the DEAR programme promotes universal values of freedom, democracy and the rule of law and enables European citizens to make positive contributions to global development.

The DEAR Programme funds up to 30 projects that span the EU Member States at any one time. These projects contribute to raising the European public’s understanding and engagement in positive social change, at both the local and international level.

DEAR activities also feed into the EU’s support for the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030.

Visit the DEAR Programme website to read more: http://dearprogramme.eu/​