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Joe Ware

Journalist and writer at Christian Aid

News & Emergencies Communications Manager at Christian Aid. Interested in anything that makes the world a better place.

Greenbelt 2016: Simple Times, Sacraments & Ceefax

There's not many festivals that can boast a line up which includes a Tibetan electric lute player, a former hostage and the Archbishop of Canterbury. But then there aren't many festivals quite like Greenbelt.
19/09/2016 13:30 BST

Greenbelt 2015: Corbyn's Bard, Cyborgs and the Devil

The musical highlight this year was Grace Petrie and the Benefits Culture who roused a damp Monday night crowd with their politically charged folk songs. Grace Petrie is the musical soul of Corbynmania. Heartfelt catchy tunes delivering lyrics of love and protest which sum up her generation of politically engaged youth who despise the political establishment.
02/09/2015 13:15 BST

Faith in the Face of Climate Change

Among the more recognised names that will be occupying the stages at this year's <a href="http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/" target="_hplink">Greenbelt festival</a> over the August Bank Holiday, will be a little known Filipino priest called Father Herbert Fadriguella.
21/08/2015 13:09 BST

Tackling Climate Change Does More Than Tackle Climate Change

One of the rocks that climate change sceptics like to throw at those advocating action to tackle climate change is that it's all very well for the rich developed world to reduce its carbon footprint but it's immoral to ask the world's poor to give up cheap energy such as coal. Yes, climate change may be happening, they say, but it's unfair to pull up the fossil fuel ladder from developing countries.
18/05/2015 16:13 BST

Cyclone Pam and the British Good Samaritan

By making the aid budget a percentage of Gross National Income (GNI) it will go up and down as our economy grows and shrinks. So when times are tough here, the amount we give will go down.
17/03/2015 11:36 GMT

Climate Change Is Too Important to Be Left to the Eco-Warriors

Climate change is, at its core, an issue of injustice. Those that are least responsible for creating the problem, are the ones who are suffering the most. Livelihoods are being destroyed, people are forced to leave their homes and extreme weather events make widows and orphans.
16/03/2015 17:14 GMT

Cows, Capitalism and the Power of Profit

There are millions of women around the world that are business owners-in-waiting. By breaking down the cultural barriers and being equipped with start-up resources they have the potential to take back power over their own lives and transform their community.
13/03/2015 11:17 GMT

Natasha Bedingfield and My Strange Day Inside the UN Climate Summit

The inside of the UN Climate Summit in New York last week was a strange place. I arrived expecting to spend the day hearing sombre heads of state outline what their nations would be doing to tackle climate change. I didn't expect to end the day watching a performance by British pop hit, circa 2005, Natasha Bedingfield.
03/10/2014 14:27 BST

A Climate Change Wake Up Call From the World Bank

The World Bank should also look in the mirror and learn lessons from its own report. Currently it schizophrenically recognises the dangers of climate change while investing billions of dollars every year in coal, oil and gas projects
21/06/2013 13:23 BST

UK Aid and the Villagers of the West Bank

Often wrongly portrayed as a wasteful, cumbersome arm of bureaucratic government which just throws money at a problem, British aid is actually extremely innovative and operates in some very troubled and sensitive environments.
27/11/2012 17:25 GMT

The Secret Recession Success Story: Green Jobs

One of the biggest secrets of the current UK recession is that there is one sector which is booming. Strangely this sector is often perceived as at odds with economic growth, holding back industry and a luxury we can't afford with the nation's finances in a slump. This booming growth sector is the green economy.
17/10/2012 16:29 BST

World Environment Day: Why Rio+20 Matters

With the global economy still in the doldrums, this year's World Environment Day on June 5 is trumpeting the merits of the Green Economy as an alternative way of creating jobs and growth -- without trashing the planet.
04/06/2012 14:10 BST