EcoAct launches new Nature-Based Solutions unit focused on climate change, ecosystems and communities.

What do we mean by Nature-Based Solutions? Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are ways to address challenges such as climate change, access to water, social and economic development and disaster risk that put nature and people are the heart of the solution. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines nature-based solutions as “actions to protect, … Continued

Carbon offsetting: is it really a solution to climate change?

The term carbon offsetting is back in the spotlight, causing a little controversy and a whole lot of confusion. Are you still unclear on what offsetting really means, where the money goes, if offsetting is good or bad and whether it is really a solution to climate change? These answers to the FAQs aim to … Continued

Clean Water Saves Lives

For many people living in Ethiopia, access to clean water is not available outside of cities. This means that people collect water from rivers and lakes and risk catching water-borne diseases such as cholera or typhoid.

A humanitarian approach to cooking

Access to fuel and energy is often left out of humanitarian response planning and implementation, with dire consequences for the most vulnerable communities as well as lost opportunities to cut fuel costs over time, enable income-generating activities and develop local sustainable energy markets.The humanitarian community is convening this week for the World Humanitarian Summit and … Continued