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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

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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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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COP25
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COP25: ‘It’s not too late’ to support communities on the frontline of the climate crisis

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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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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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COP25
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COP25: ‘It’s not too late’ to support communities on the frontline of the climate crisis

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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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Harjeet Singh speaking at COP 25
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COP25: Developed countries continue to block loss and damage fund

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COP25
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COP25: Woman farmer from Malawi speaks out against use of chemical fertilisers

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Rice fields in Mozambique devastated by climate change
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World leaders land at COP25 as Africa faces climate and food crises

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A car and house destroyed by rubble after Cyclone Idai
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US and EU owe more than half the cost of repairing future damage caused by climate disasters

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Brandon Wu taking part in a climate change panel discussion
Opinion

In climate talks, rich countries are getting away with murder

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People at a climate protest in Denmark
Opinion

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

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A photo of a woman in a drought area
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ActionAid demands #ClimateJusticeNow

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A photo of Fatou Keita
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Surviving climate change – Fatou’s story

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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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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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The summons of the climate case against Shell, summarised

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