ALMA and the environment
This page is about the work of ALMA (Angola London Mozambique Association) in relation to the environment.
For more about ALMA, see Angola London Mozambique Association.
The Church in Angola and Mozambique
ALMA (Angola London Mozambique Association) is the London diocesan link with the Anglican Church in Angola and Mozambique.
Mozambique and Angola are both categorised as Least Developed Countries, a UN term for countries with low gross national income, weak human assets and high levels of economic vulnerability.
All 47 LDCs combined account for only 3.2% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but are also among the most seriously affected by increases in temperature and the associated sea level rises and climate change especially changing rainfall patterns.
We have seen the effects of this over the years of our partnerships with these two countries.
Very serious flooding occurring in 2012 in Zambezia, Mozambique. In May 2019, Mozambique was hit three times over, by two unprecedented cyclones (also affecting Malawi).
These events are a stark reminder of the effect that our actions in London can have all over the world, and highlight the importance of the work here on climate change mitigation.
For articles concerning these terrible events, see Cyclone Idai and Severe Flooding Affects ALMA partners.
There is a focus in Angola and Mozambique on adaptation to climate change, which involves helping people to understand the potential effects of climate change and then helping them to find ways of minimising the impact for example through flood resistant crop planting, relocation of health centres from flood plains, evacuation plans in coastal cities and an increased push for malaria prevention.