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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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Cancelling COP in Chile must not delay progress on climate justice

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We demand fossil free politics

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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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Public policies that advance or hinder rural women’s and young people’s livelihoods and climate justice for all

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When leaders act like children

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Financing development - stop dodging the big issues

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Protesters demanding climate justice holding banners which read 'system change, not climate change'
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Cancelling COP in Chile must not delay progress on climate justice

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Protestors demanding an end to the influence of the fossil fuel industry
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We demand fossil free politics

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Photo of protesters at the Ottawa climate strike
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When leaders act like children

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Inspired: Some observations as young people take over the fight for climate justice

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A model elephant in a large meeting hall
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Financing development - stop dodging the big issues

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The elephant in the room

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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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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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Global Climate Strike, New York
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Climate Justice - photos from around the world

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ActionAid demands #ClimateJusticeNow

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Surviving climate change – Fatou’s story

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More than half a million people sign petition to protect Brazil’s Cerrado biome

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Surviving climate change – Goodness’ story

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A photo of a Babassu woman working with coconuts
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Public policies that advance or hinder rural women’s and young people’s livelihoods and climate justice for all

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Community members sort through the rubble and damage left by Cyclone Idai in Ngangu township, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe.
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Market solutions to help climate victims fail human rights test

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"Climate Smart Agriculture" causes confusion

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Agroecology, Empowerment and Resilience

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The wrong model for resilience

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