World Vision’s commitment to helping impoverished children means we must address the impacts of climate change and the poverty it causes.
World Vision calls on the Australian government to support emission reduction, increase research related to climate change, and increase aid directed to helping developing nations handle the shifts in their environments.
We’re also working directly with these communities to empower them to adapt.
Our projects include restorative activities like reforesting and conservation farming. We have seen monumental success in re-foresting parts of Africa using the technique of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (re-growing trees from root stumps of indigenous trees that were cut down in the past).
We’ve also helped a number of communities in Ethiopia by providing a cleaner, safer way to cook their food. The Clean Stoves Project reduces the health risks associated with smoky open fire stoves, and it reduces the need to cut down trees.
And finally, we’ve worked with communities in Vietnam, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu to better prepare them for increasingly violent tropical storms and other changes related to natural disasters as a result of climate change.
World Vision acknowledges that climate change is happening, and that our work can and does have a positive impact on it.
By supporting our food-related and disaster-related projects, you contribute to our efforts to work with communities in developing nations in ways that positively affect the environment.