ADDRESSING COVID-19, INJUSTICE & CLIMATE CHANGE


ShelterBox is part of a coalition of over 75 organizations working towards a better future for all.

Crack the Crises is a group of UK charities joining together to create a unified call to Governments to go to G7 and COP26 with the intention of seriously tackling climate change, coronavirus, and injustice.

The coalition’s key asks for climate change are:

  • Show leadership to accelerate progress to zero emissions targets and for these to run through all elements of governments work e.g. housing, transport, energy, agriculture, fisheries, imports and finance.
  • Internationally, secure breakthroughs to scale up financial support for climate adaptation and new sources of finance for loss and damage – for the people being most affected by the climate crisis.
  • At home, deliver a green new deal that includes millions of good green jobs to provide more and better support for communities on the frontline of the climate and ecological emergency.

 

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OUR ROLE IN THE GLOBAL SOLUTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE


ShelterBox is not an environmental charity. And we are not a political campaigning organization, either. However, the climate crisis is irreversibly changing the lives of the people we support.

We are on the front line, supporting communities after climate-related disasters. That gives us a clear perspective on the impact the climate crisis is having.

We believe that global problems need global solutions. As with coronavirus, we stand with other organizations in calling for Governments around the world to unite to find solutions for people and the planet.

In hosting the G7 and COP26, the UK Government has the unique opportunity to play a pivotal role in driving change.

For ShelterBox, this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment that will see world leaders on our home turf of Cornwall – where we began as a Rotary project, where our headquarters are, and where many of our UK team live and work.

During the G7 and beyond, we have a duty to talk about the climate crisis and how it is impacting the people we support.

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WHY DISASTERS ARE NOT NATURAL

It’s actually the decisions we make that create a disaster. Factors like living conditions and poverty, government capacity to prepare and respond, as well as the process of rebuilding and how efficient that would be, are all factors that will define whether a disaster occurs as a result of the natural hazard.

John's Story

In April 2020, Cyclone Harold made landfall in Vanuatu as a Category 5 cyclone, bringing devastation to communities in the north. Harold destroyed thousands of houses, damaged food crops, and caused widespread power outages.

A HOME IN PIECES – SAGARIKA'S STORY

Imagine living in a country where extreme weather has crushed the infrastructure of your community. A disaster that you didn’t contribute to and that arrived without warning destroys your home and livelihood.

Support the Work

Together, we can change lives. Help people who have lost their homes to disaster by providing emergency shelter and essential equipment.

Climate Change and Disasters

Climate change poses a significant threat to humanity. It is a threat which can only be tackled with immediate global action.

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7 simple ways to lead a sustainable life

Small, everyday changes to our daily life can have a positive impact on the fight against climate change. Here are 7 simple ways to be more sustainable.

How Climate Change Affects People Through Natural Disaster

Climate change is happening at an unprecedented rate. Learn how it’s affecting families.

The G7 comes to Cornwall – what will be on the table?

From 11-13 June, twelve world leaders will unite to tackle some of the biggest issues facing our world today. The UK will be joined by fellow G7 members Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, with the EU also attending. Guest countries are Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa.