Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign

NICARAGUA & CLIMATE CHANGE

On a visit to Nicaragua earlier this year the Inter-American Bank president praised the country as a ‘model for the world on the shift to green energy.’ Help us raise awareness of how climate change is affecting Nicaragua and what is being done to address those changes.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1106881)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£3,230

Donations

36

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief

    Helping

Location

  • Nicaragua is now a 'model for the world on the shift to green energy'.

    — President of the Inter-American Bank.

  • Nicaragua is now a 'model for the world on the shift to green energy'.

    — President of the Inter-American Bank.

Situation

Nicaragua ranks 4th on an index of nations suffering as a consequence of extreme weather events. Climate change is causing a decline in agriculture, water insecurity, coastal flooding, the collapse of ecosystems and increased health risks. Coffee production is at risk and many families are going hungry. On the positive side, Nicaragua has moved from 25% of renewable sources in 2007 to 52% in 2013, remarkable given that it is the 2nd poorest country in Latin America & the Caribbean.

Solution

The Latin America conference hosted Paul Oquist, Nicaraguan expert on climate change, and we are bringing over a Nicaraguan speaker in February to do a UK speaker tour. We are also funding a project in Nicaragua and have published a briefing on climate change using Nicaragua as an example of a highly vulnerable but inspirational country. We are not aiming to solve Nicaraguan's climate change problems but to highlight the difficulties and to show what this small country is doing to help itself.