Facing
climate change

Those that did not cause climate change are hit the hardest

This is the story
of Federman Moreno

Colombia

This is the story
of Simangaliso Dube

Zimbabwe

This is the story
of Nasrin Begum

Bangladesh

Urgent climate action is needed now – before it is too late

The Swiss NGO DRR Platform calls on decision-makers and investors, especially those in Switzerland, to make the necessary changes to foster a low carbon and climate resilient future

Impacts of climate change

Colombia

Climate change is a high to very-high risk for livelihoods, health and economic development in many areas of Colombia. It is expected to accelerate land degradation, impact water quality and agricultural production.

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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is located in a semi-arid region characterised by large spatial and temporal variations in rainfall, with climate change making the timing and volume of rainfall much more uncertain. The country faces severe droughts, heatwaves, heavy rains and flash floods.

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. The country is flat and low-lying, dependent on the monsoon system and as the population is impoverished its coping capacity is severely reduced.

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We must limit global warming to 1.5°C to avoid a global climate disaster.

Current commitments for cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions are not enough.

Climate change hits the poorest communities of the world the hardest.

Rich countries need to provide more funding for adaptation and low-carbon development in poorer countries.

This website has been developed by member organizations of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform to convey the human story of climate change and the challenges it brings to the billions of poor people and most vulnerable of the world.

https://drrplatform.org

© Swiss NGO DRR Platform, 2018