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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

Latest

Halwo Ibrahim Mohamed, a farmer, from Ceel-Hume, Somaliland
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New research: Local food and fuel prices more than triple in some of the world’s most at risk communities

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Ceel-Dheere Community
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Doubly Devastating: Local communities disproportionately affected by food, fuel, and fertiliser price rises

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Dead livestock found around the community of Ceel-Dheere, Somaliland
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Horn of Africa drought: Ceel-Dheere

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Women collect water in Xidhinta, Somaliland
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ActionAid responds to the latest IPCC report

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Carcasses of livestock scatter the drought-ridden landscape in Garissa County, Kenya
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IPCC report presents a harrowing catalogue of climate impacts

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Sugow Abdullahi Abdi, a farmer, stands over one of his deceased animals.
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As rains fail, families in rural Kenya face perilous levels of hunger and thirst

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Halwo Ibrahim Mohamed, a farmer, from Ceel-Hume, Somaliland
News

New research: Local food and fuel prices more than triple in some of the world’s most at risk communities

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Women collect water in Xidhinta, Somaliland
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ActionAid responds to the latest IPCC report

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Carcasses of livestock scatter the drought-ridden landscape in Garissa County, Kenya
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IPCC report presents a harrowing catalogue of climate impacts

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Nelia and her family family faced severe food shortages as a result of droughts in the Makoni District of Zimbabwe
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EU fails to deliver on climate finance at Africa Summit

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Taposhi Rani (20) is an activist, campaigning for women to become leaders during emergencies and to become protectors of their environment
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COP26: ActionAid responds to US-China announcement to cooperate on climate action

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Mozambique floods
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COP26: A text that creates the illusion of action is arguably worse than no text at all

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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.
Opinion

ActionAid demands climate justice at Bangkok negotiations

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Dead livestock found around the community of Ceel-Dheere, Somaliland
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Horn of Africa drought: Ceel-Dheere

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Sugow Abdullahi Abdi, a farmer, stands over one of his deceased animals.
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As rains fail, families in rural Kenya face perilous levels of hunger and thirst

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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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Ceel-Dheere Community
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Doubly Devastating: Local communities disproportionately affected by food, fuel, and fertiliser price rises

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After severe flooding destroyed her house and crops, Kakoli was forced to migrate to Dhaka in order to find work.
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Roadmap to a framework for the protection of climate migrants

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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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