Thank you to everyone who helped CAFOD launch our new One Climate, One World campaign on Saturday!
On Saturday, CAFOD supporters from Westminster and Southwark came together with the Southwark Justice and Peace network to officially launch the new campaign, which aims to draw attention to the increasing challenges faced by developing communities as a result of climate change. They were joined by CAFOD Partners Jesy Romero and Adan Pajuelo, from Peru, who explained the ways in which climate change is affecting their work to ensure communities have access to fresh water for drinking and farming.
“I think we need to change the way we think,” said Adan. “I think industry is the greatest polluter. And those of us who don´t generate much pollution, we are the ones who suffer the most. When the glaciers melt, we are the ones who are going to suffer. Industry should invest where climate change will have greatest impact. When the glaciers melt, we won´t be able to grow corn, carnations or potatoes. This place will become a desert. And where can we go? Everyone else will be in the same boat.
If we can restore the lagoon with rainfall and change our irrigation systems, so that we use less water and produce more, that will make a difference. I think we need to prepare ourselves now and not wait for things to get worse. We can learn how to farm with less water and produce more, using irrigation techniques.”
Thank you again to everyone who helped us launch our campaign, and to all those of you that have signed campaign cards, written to your MPs, organised events, or gotten involved in any way.
As part of the new campaign, CAFOD is calling on party leaders to use their influence to take action on climate change before it is too late.
You can also encourage others to take part in the offline petition using One Climate, One World campaign cards.
View other pictures from Saturday’s event below: