The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Germany partnered with other non-profit organizations to discuss climate resilience during the United Nations Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
ADRA’s participation, in partnership with OroVerde, Die Tropenwaldstiftung (Tropical Forest Foundation) and Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Help), was part of a discussion on November 8 in the German pavilion at the conference.
The official announcement explained that “the climate crisis poses challenges to people worldwide, and a holistic approach is needed to address the multiple aspects required for long-term socio-ecological resilience.” Especially in areas with limited access to food and water, the containment of emissions, the securing of resources, and early warning mechanisms are factors to minimize the adverse effects of climate threats, the aid organizations said in a press release.
Representatives of ADRA Germany, OroVerde, and Welthungerhilfe discussed three crucial aspects of climate resilience in human communities. The English-language event took place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. local time, with most participants attending virtually, organizers said.
The three organizations gave voice to both experts and voices from the indigenous population at the COP26 conference. In line with this, the NGOs provide solutions for sustainable agriculture, protection and restoration of productive forest landscapes, and early warning systems and disaster risk reduction. Moderator Anique Hillbrand took participants on a virtual journey through Asia, South America, and East Africa. During the event, participants could also participate, ask questions, and make statements.
World Climate Conference in Glasgow
The United Nations Glasgow Climate Change Conference, known as COP26 (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 26th Conference of the Parties), is the 26th UN climate change conference and is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12, 2021. The conference is accompanied by lectures and expert discussions in the German pavilion. The conference is organized by the United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is the international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church serving in 118 countries. Its work empowers communities and changes lives around the globe by improving health, increasing livelihoods, providing access to education, and responding to disasters. ADRA’s purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended.