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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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Devastation caused by cyclone Amphan, a flooded house and fallen trees
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ActionAid provides food support to Cyclone Amphan survivors

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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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COVID-19 crisis shows South Asia is unprepared to protect climate migrants

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Fleeing the climate crisis: Maleka

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Climate migrants pushed to the brink

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a group of children in the Shaiday IDP camp
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Fleeing the climate crisis: Ali

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Devastation caused by cyclone Amphan, a flooded house and fallen trees
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ActionAid provides food support to Cyclone Amphan survivors

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COVID-19 crisis shows South Asia is unprepared to protect climate migrants

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a group of children in the Shaiday IDP camp
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Fleeing the climate crisis: Ali

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A group of women in Bangladesh take part in ActionAid led research
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Fleeing the climate crisis: Maleka

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A photo Ndedja, a resettlement village in Mozambique
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Record numbers displaced by extreme weather disasters

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A mother and child stand outside their ruined home in Bangladesh
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COP25: Developing countries must ‘stay strong’ in loss and damage negotiations

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

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

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A photo of Quilombola leader Maria de Fátima Barros
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More than half a million people sign petition to protect Brazil’s Cerrado biome

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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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Just Transition
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Principles for a Just Transition in Agriculture

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A home in West Bengal, India, destroyed by Cyclone Bulbul
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ActionAid contribution to the external dimension of the European Green Deal

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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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The summons of the climate case against Shell, summarised

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