Category Archives: Climate Change

Myanmar – Committee for World Service Visits Projects, Approves Global Strategy

  YANGON, Myanmar/GENEVA, 24 January 2013 (LWI) – The bi-annual meeting of the Committee for World Service held in Yangon, Myanmar, 14-17 January, was an occasion for members of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) governance body to learn how the … Continue reading

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Colombia – Impressions of Chocó

Impressions of Chocó By Ralston Deffenbaugh LWF Assistant General Secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights “Chocó Magicó” – “Magical Chocó” – reads the beautifully photographed poster for the LWF World Service program.  Yes, Chocó – the northwestern department of … Continue reading

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Haiti – Workshop on climate change adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Article which appeared on 4th April in the “Nouvelliste” newspaper in Haiti – written by Jean Pharès Jérôme Haïti prépare sa participation à la conférence Rio+20 Haïti:Un atelier régional (Sud – Grand’Anse) sur l’adaptation au changement climatique et la réduction des … Continue reading

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Uganda – This one has defeated me

Text by Karen Ressel / LWF Uganda Photo by Michele Hermansen Lagol David, age 49, crouches near a recently burned pile of charcoal in rural northern Uganda.  Behind him an uprooted stump serves as the only reminder of a large … Continue reading

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Mozambique – Sofala Water Tanks

Sarah Dekker, LWF Mozambique The effects of climate change are felt increasingly in the rural areas of Mozambique. The dry season is getting longer and longer. In the Sofala Province, many women spend most of their day searching for water. … Continue reading

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Uganda – LWF is working to achieve environmental sustainability

Lorna Felgate, LWF Uganda, 2010 Loy lives in Katakwi, Eastern Uganda, where the majority of women cook using traditional three-stone stoves. As one of the oldest and most inefficient cooking methods in the world, the consequences of the stoves negatively affect … Continue reading

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Ethiopia – Greening Ethiopia breaks a vicious cycle

Samuel Larsson, LWF Ethiopia In Ethiopia, local governments, the private sector and development actors have Ethiopia’s once vast forests. The initiative is called “Greening Ethiopia”, and calls for focused efforts to conserve natural resources and reforesting as a response to … Continue reading

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