You can take action for climate change

What’s happening?

Around the world, the poorest communities in the world are suffering because of the actions of the richest nations. Australia feels the effects of climate change, but it is the people in developing countries like the Pacific Islands, South East Asia and sub Saharan Africa who are bearing the brunt of it.

“Cyclone Pam is a forceful reminder that the people who have done the least to contribute to climate change are already being hit hard by its devastating impacts.” – Oxfam

Oxfam’s efforts

Oxfam works towards stamping out poverty, and the impacts of climate change, if left unchecked, will increase poverty.

Oxfam have found that;

  • 50 million more people will be forced into hunger by 2050 due to climate change – about 75% of that number will be in Africa
  • Over half of the 4 billion people in Asia (60% of the world’s population) live near the coast, making them directly vulnerable to sea level rise
  • Crops on six of Tuvalu’s eight islands have been damaged by rising sea levels and more severe storms affecting local food supplies

What can we do?

We can all work together to make a difference. Oxfam have put together a campaign for action on climate change and suggest a number of ways to get involved on this website.

There are many things you can do right now to tackle climate change on a smaller level. Oxfam outlines a number of ways here.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care agency providing services in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in NSW, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

“Storms, floods, droughts and wildfires are occurring more frequently. Sea levels are rising. And closer to home we’re faced with water restrictions, greater droughts and more extreme fire days. All because of climate change.” – Oxfam

Join with Oxfam in calling on the Australian Government to increase its contribution to international climate action:

https://act.oxfam.org/australia/climateinaction

 

 

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