The Hope We Have
Pieter Nthenda is the Director of one of SCIAF's partners, the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM). Pieter knows that we must act now for the world's poorest people and younger generations.
"If we continue having these climate challenges – flooding, respiratory illness, people dying of hunger, and even COVID – statistics show that mostly the people who are dying are the poorest people. Climate change makes all these problems worse.
"World leaders have to look at the bigger picture. Any decisions should be about future generations and about the impact of climate change on poor countries like Malawi. Malawi produces very little carbon, it’s almost negligible, but we are feeling the impact.
"Ultimately, everything revolves around the Earth. If Mother Earth is good, the Sustainable Development goals will be easy to achieve."