Climate Change

Seven Weeks “As much as you need”

“You got us started - we won’t stop now”

LWF General Secretary thanks youth for leadership in addressing climate change

(LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge has thanked young people in the communion for their active participation and leadership in climate justice advocacy.

“Rethink economics to save a dying planet”

“Renew our framework of thought, rethink our economics, and rephrase our common goal,” are the challenges of the 21st century said climate justice advocate Martin Kopp in a keynote speech on the sub-theme “Creation - not for sale”. He gave the main presentation for the third sub-theme of the Twelfth Assembly of The Lutheran World Federation in Windhoek, Namibia on 15 May.


Celebrating World Water Day

World Water Day on 22 March represents a day to celebrate water and how access to it makes a difference in the lives of everyone around the globe.

All Day
21 March 2017

Empowering the Young Generation

Thirteen new climate projects for Africa

(LWI) – The effects of climate change are experienced across the globe: rising sea level rise, the number of tropical storms is increasing, fertile land is endangered by floods or drought, decreasing crop yields result in soaring food prices.

16 Dec

Climate change and capacity building in developing countries

Theology student Khulekani Sizwe Magwasa. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler

Although I am young in academia, participating in the COP 22 climate conference in Morocco in November 2016, was an opportunity to engage with the issue of climate change as part of the international community. Out of the several meetings and parallel side-events that took place in Marrakech, I followed one stream on capacity building in developing countries. I reflected on issues that are of concern to me when it comes to the actual implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, especially for local communities, which are more vulnerable to climate change.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are those of the author, and not necessarily representative of Lutheran World Federation policy.

People of faith listening to the cries of the earth

Growing cooperation between LWF Mauritania program and church in Senegal

(LWI) – The 22nd United Nations climate conference currently underway in Marrakech, Morocco, is being described as the “COP of Action.”

11 Nov

Youth are making a difference as climate advocates

Caroline Ditebogo Lebea. Photo: LWF/Ryan Rodrick Beiler
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are those of the author, and not necessarily representative of Lutheran World Federation policy.

Connecting the local to the global at climate conference

LWF Ethiopia brings perspectives from communities devastated by climate change

(LWI) – Delegates from The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and other non-governmental organizations taking part in the United Nations (UN) climate conference in Morocco, shared the opportunities and challenges they face in caring for creation during a side event at the global gathering.

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