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Climate justice

Despite not being responsible for most of the pollution leading to climate change, poorer countries suffer its most severe impacts, either in terms of extreme weather events or slow-onset impacts like desertification. These effects are likely to become more severe in future.

We focus on climate justice and equity, recognising the responsibility of wealthy countries to lead rapid climate action, and supporting developing countries to cope with climate impacts and transition to greener pathways. Working with vulnerable people and communities around the world, we help them to make their livelihoods, food, homes and safety more resilient to climate change.

What we do

We work to:

  • Support communities’ ability to adapt to climate change by strengthening national plans and processes
  • Protect and financially support people facing climate induced losses, and people who are forced to migrate due to climate change
  • Pressure wealthy countries to support initiatives like the Green Climate Fund (GCF), to enable climate action and adaptation in poorer countries
  • Advocate for system change and scale up successful local solutions
  • Challenge false solutions such as “Climate Smart Agriculture”, and promote real solutions such as agroecology
  • Ensure that land based solutions respect human rights and food security

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One of the most powerful storms to hit Vietnam in two decades, Typhoon Molave battered coastlines and caused heavy rains, serious flooding, and destroyed the homes of millions of people in the south central region.
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Stark warning from IPCC shows the need for radical climate action

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In the Niger Delta, Shell's activities are devastating their communities with oil spills, gas flaring, polluted water and human rights abuses.
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Shell appeal shows oil giant puts profits before people and planet

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The climate crisis is pushing the women farmers of Buzi to the brink.
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G7: Climate finance must be about justice and reparations

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Communities in the Niger Delta are being devastated by oil spills, gas flaring, polluted water and human rights abuses.
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UN climate negotiations must ensure COP26 does not widen loopholes on carbon markets

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Shell verdict
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Victory against Shell: Judge forces polluter to cut its CO2 emissions

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Shell court case
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Shell climate case: Dutch judge has historic opportunity to ensure the fossil fuel giant cuts its emissions

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One of the most powerful storms to hit Vietnam in two decades, Typhoon Molave battered coastlines and caused heavy rains, serious flooding, and destroyed the homes of millions of people in the south central region.
News

Stark warning from IPCC shows the need for radical climate action

Read more
In the Niger Delta, Shell's activities are devastating their communities with oil spills, gas flaring, polluted water and human rights abuses.
News

Shell appeal shows oil giant puts profits before people and planet

Read more
The climate crisis is pushing the women farmers of Buzi to the brink.
News

G7: Climate finance must be about justice and reparations

Read more
Communities in the Niger Delta are being devastated by oil spills, gas flaring, polluted water and human rights abuses.
News

UN climate negotiations must ensure COP26 does not widen loopholes on carbon markets

Read more
Shell verdict
News

Victory against Shell: Judge forces polluter to cut its CO2 emissions

Read more
Shell court case
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Shell climate case: Dutch judge has historic opportunity to ensure the fossil fuel giant cuts its emissions

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Facilitators and Farmers outside an ActionAid agroecology school in Bangladesh
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Our future is in respect for natural ecosystems

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Brandon Wu taking part in a climate change panel discussion
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In climate talks, rich countries are getting away with murder

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People at a climate protest in Denmark
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Climate survivors must be heard in global demands for climate action  

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Marching to announce legal action against Shell
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Why I joined the legal action against Shell

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Damage caused by floods in Kerala, India, August 2018.
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ActionAid demands climate justice at Bangkok negotiations

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Children use a boat to navigate around their flooded community.
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"Shell is threatening all our rights" - Oil giant’s human rights record on trial

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 Gas flares in the Niger Delta
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How Shell is devastating the Niger Delta

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Mrs. Pheong Saret planting a mangrove sapling
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Restoring vital mangrove forests in Cambodia

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Given, a smallholder woman farmer from Zambia stands in her field surrounded by dried maize plants destroyed by prolonged drought
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As rich countries shirk responsibility for the climate crisis, families in Malawi are boiling mangoes to survive

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Sabita Rani, a woman first responder
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How women first-responders saved lives during Cyclone Bulbul

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A home and a car destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe
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World Bank and IMF mark 75th anniversary amid rising global hunger, the climate crisis and corporate human rights abuses

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As Royal Dutch Shell’s shareholders meet in The Hague for their annual general meeting, new analysis by ActionAid International exposes the fossil fuel giant’s net zero climate plans to keep polluting while planting vast tree plantations likely to drive land grabs in the Global South.
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Not-their-lands: The land impact of Royal Dutch Shell's net zero climate target

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Women walk through flooded fields in Buzi, Mozambique
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Avoiding the Climate Poverty Spiral: Social protection to avoid climate-induced loss & damage

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Walipa is a smallholder farmer from northern Malawi.
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Principles for Just Transitions in Extractives and Agriculture: Shaping energy and food systems that work for women, communities and the climate

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Flooding in Sofala province, Mozambique, once again destroyed harvests and homes.
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NOT ZERO: How ‘net zero’ targets disguise climate inaction

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Children stand in front of tents in a camp for internally displaced people in Afghanistan
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Climate migrants pushed to the brink

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Photo shows a farmer in a barren field
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Handbook for loss and damage assessment

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