Progressio launches ClimatePro environment initiative

By staff writers
June 5, 2013

The Catholic development NGO, Progressio, has launched ClimatePro, a new initiative "designed to tackle climate change in a fair and effective way."

The move was timed to coincide with World Environment Day on Wednesday 5 June 2013.

ClimatePro ( describes itself as a two-pronged approach to tackling climate change.

It invites and supports individuals, businesses and communities here in the UK to reduce their own carbon emissions and provides funds for communities overseas having to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Building on its long history of working alongside people in poor countries, as they adapt to a number of challenges, Progressio says that it is encouraging more people in the UK to take action and reduce their contribution to climate change whilst helping others.

The NGO saya that in return, UK partners will get updates and stories about Progressio's adaptation projects, tips and advice on reducing their contribution to climate change and the knowledge that they are re working alongside some of the most marginalised communities around the world to help them become more resilient and thrive.

Mark Lister, Progressio's Chief Executive, commented: "We all need to do our bit to live in a more sustainable way. So this is about more than just giving money; it's about all of us working together."

The charity says that this is why those who join the ClimatePro project are called partners, "because it is only by acting together that we can hope to adjust to climate change and overcome the challenges it brings in a sustainable way."

* The ClimatePro website can be found here:

* More on Progressio:


Although the views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of Ekklesia, the article may reflect Ekklesia's values. If you use Ekklesia's news briefings please consider making a donation to sponsor Ekklesia's work here.