Hope from the Pope
The Bangladesh Today Meeting on Climate Displacement issue held at Sandwip
Your Chance to Help Climate Displaced Families in Bangladesh Find a New Home
The recent encyclical by Pope Francis, subtitled "On the care for our common home", calls on every human being to take responsibility for the wellbeing of the earth and its inhabitants. Acknowledging the scientific consensus that human activity is the major cause behind today's global warming, the Pope highlights the very real consequences that people all around the world will face, including the fact that "rises in the sea level mainly affect impoverished coastal populations who have nowhere else to go" (paragraph. 48). With the major climate negotiations by members of the UNFCCC set to take place in Paris in December 2015, DS hopes that the voice of the Pope and that of millions of others around the world will be heard and acted upon by the world's leaders. Communities all around the world are already being displaced by climate change. It is crucial that binding agreements are reached to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, so that the displacement of hundreds of millions of people can be prevented along with the many other potential consequences of climate change. Pope Francis' encyclical can be accessed here. Image attribution: By Edgar Jiménez from Porto, Portugal (Papa rock star) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons...
During the open discussion project coordination of Society for Development Initiative (SDI) mentioned that Climate change has effected intrusion of saline water into the soil of these islands. This has caused an alarming decline in the production of different species of paddy, jute, betel leaf, coconuts, date and wheat.
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Displacement Solutions believes in solving climate displacement wherever possible. We believe in Doing Something! Our One House, One Family at a time project in Bangladesh does precisely this. We have built four houses thus far and are now raising funds for the second round of four additional houses and we hope you will join us in this quest. Each house costs USD 8400- to build, including the land plot, the two-bedroom dwelling, access to water and other amenities. We are now raising USD 34,000- to construct the next four houses and hope you can help. 100% of all funds raised go towards the project which is locally managed by our partners Young Power in Social Action (YPSA). We have produced a new backgrounder on the project which you can view here: Bangladesh One House One Family 2017 flyer. Have a look at our new short film on the project which you will find below on our homepage, together with our other films. Remember: This is YOUR chance to DIRECTLY assist families displaced because of climate change; YOUR chance to SOLVE climate displacement; and YOUR chance to resist climate deniers the world over. Please write to us today at firstname.lastname@example.org if you…...