The latest on our climate justice campaign.
A visit to Ethiopia brings home why we must tackle climate change
We must all take action to combat climate change - we owe it to those who suffer the consequences of our lifestyles.
Join our tax and climate campaigns in 2015
We need your support to achieve our campaign aims! Find out how to get involved.
A look back at COP20
Despite pressure from climate campaigners, UN talks in Peru ended without much real progress having been made. Now we must step up the pressure on world leaders to act in December 2015.
Our climate finance chants have been heard in Lima
Our campaigners have been in full swing at the UN climate talks in Peru. We are calling on world leaders to take bold action on climate change as part of our international campaign.
Funding for the poor
COP20 - calling for a fair and ambitious global climate deal
As the UN climate talks begin in Lima, we outline what we hope to achieve to help the world's poorest deal with the effects of climate change.
Fasting not feasting
This month marks a year since the fast for the climate movement was born. Claire Jones reflects on what helps her beat the hunger pangs each time.
A poignant anniversary
Our faith for the climate
Words of encouragement as you fast - plus a special service on 1 November launches the Pray and Fast for the Climate movement.
A crucial year
Solidarity to fight climate change
20 October 2014: Voltaire Alferez, environmental campaigner from the Philippines, reflects on the Hunger for Justice weekend.
A battle we will win
Fast for the climate: marching towards hope
1 October 2014: What a month for global action on climate change! On 21 September we were part of the world’s largest ever climate march. Pray and fast with us this month.
Pray and fast with us
We marched, they listened
24 September 2014: Thousands of people took part in a global march last weekend, demanding action on climate change. We look back on the event and tell you how you can keep up the pressure on politicians in coming weeks.
10,000 and counting
September 2014: Join us in a weekend of prayer and action on 18-19 October and put pressure on all political parties to commit to tackling climate change.
Hunger for Justice
Climate Summit in New York
September 2014: This month, as well as fasting, we're asking you to join with others across the globe writing to our leaders to demand action at the Climate Summit in New York.
Fast for the climate
Bella’s getting involved in Hunger for Justice
4 July 2014: Volunteer Bella explains why she's so excited to be part of the global movement to tackle climate change, and asks you to join her.
Discover our new climate change resources
1 July 2014: An update on positive developments in the pursuit of climate justice, plus some new resources to increase pressure on leaders to act.
Why I fast for the climate every month
12 June 2014: Sarah Rowe talks about her experience of fasting for the climate, its spiritual significance and the impact it could have politically if more people join in the movement.
An act of solidarity
May climate fast prayer
1 May 2014: Read our prayer for this month’s fast.
Pray with us
What’s climate change got to do with the EU?
16 April 2014: MEPs can put pressure on European Union member states to set ambitious targets for cutting carbon - but they need you to tell them it matters.
Setting an example
Why we must campaign for a greener future
27 March 2014: Supporter Jo Chamberlain tells us why she campaigns for Christian Aid and considers how we can have a greener future by making sure our pensions and shares are invested responsibly.
Synod takes a stand on climate change
13 February 2014: The Church of England General Synod has agreed to strengthen its position on climate change and create a Working Group on the Environment.
Protecting the planet
Ask Cameron and Clegg for climate action in Europe
We need Europe to get serious about climate change, and now! The coming weeks are a crucial time for tackling climate change.
Ed Davey MP responds to your climate campaign messages
10 January 2014 - The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change provides a detailed response to Christian Aid campaigners.
A moving message from Yeb Saño
9 January 2014 - Yeb Saño writes a heartfelt letter to thank Christian Aid supporters for fasting and praying for climate action.
Gratitude for your support
Tackling climate change – what next?
Vote for the campaign you think has the most potential to bring about lasting change in the climate justice debate.
COP 19: it's time for climate justice
The United Nations climate talks may have dented our hopes, but I was overwhelmed by the sense of solidarity and desire for action.
Fasting for climate change progress
18 November 2013 - Frances Witt reports from Warsaw, where the COP 19 climate talks are happening, about how fasting could help progress climate negotiations.
Influencing climate agenda
World Bank says no to dirty coal projects
12 September 2013 - New World Bank announcement signals a move away from funding dirty fossil fuel projects in developing countries.
Energy Bill fails to deliver
24 June 2013 - Amendment to introduce a clean energy target is lost, but the fight for climate justice continues.
All is not lost
Energy Bill could be key to a low carbon future
Ask your MP to support a more ambitious energy bill with a target to reduce carbon emissions for the UK power sector to near-zero by 2030.
Email your MP
Sign our Christmas card to David Cameron
Remind the prime minister to keep his promise to make this the greenest government ever and tackle climate change in 2013.
How you can help
Climate Qatar-strophe in Doha
11 December: the UN climate talks end with a weak deal but Christian Aid's campaign for climate justice continues.
The wedding of the year: COP18 and Science exchange vows
6 December: a 'Science' bride and a 'COP18' groom wed in a campaign stunt amid calls for meaningful political action to tackle climate change.
Marching in Doha for climate justice
3 December: campaigners hold a march as they call on rich countries to fulfil their promises and deliver climate finance to poorer communities.
Campaigners work together
Climate talks kick off in Doha, Qatar
29 November: first impressions from world leaders' climate talks in Qatar.
Negotiations under way
Green is working
The green economy is growing, but certain proposals could undermine this growth and the 2008 Climate Change Act.
How you can help
Support strong action at the Earth Summit
28 May - Join us and the Stop Climate Chaos coalition to celebrate the progress we have made and call for greater action on climate change.
'Greenest government ever': are we really still waiting for mandatory reporting?
4 Apr - We were promised the "greenest government ever" - and we told them that the world's poor were depending on it. But the Coalition's delays on making emissions reporting mandatory for UK business is threatening to undo all its good words. Email the enivronment secretary, Caroline Spelman, now, and urge her to reaffirm the government's green commitment.
Going the extra mile for climate justice
27 Mar - Christian Aid interns Moses Tutesigensi and Catherine Garsed today completed an epic endurance challenge from Edinburgh to London in support of climate justice.
Guatemala, climate change and tax dodging - Juan's story
6 Mar - At seven years old, Juan already has first-hand experience of how climate change and tax dodging keep people poor in Guatemala.
What David Cameron must do for the world's poorest in June
6 Mar - We’re calling on David Cameron to show global leadership on poverty when world leaders meet at the G20 summit in Mexico this June.
New airport proposal could see 'greenest government ever' pledge go up in smoke
20 Jan - The Boris Island airport proposals could ring the death knell for David Cameron's promised 'greenest government ever.' Clare Groves explains.
Durban disappointment - the fight goes on
11 Dec - The UN climate talks went into overtime with countries negotiating late into Saturday night, but sadly the outcome is very disappointing.
EU may kiss the bride!
8 Dec - Today Time for Climate Justice campaigners called on the EU to say ‘I do’ to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol at COP17 - and staged a wedding to give them a hint.
'Vampire' countries told to stop sucking Kyoto dry
The UN climate talks in Durban are now truly underway and the actions of some countries have been deeply disturbing. Like vampires, they are sucking the life out of the Kyoto Protocol.
Durban update: rich countries must deliver climate finance
6 Dec - It's the final week of negotiations at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, and the conference centre is buzzing as ministers and head of states begin to arrive.
'We did not come here to shop!'
5 Dec - In marked contrast to the sluggish progress of negotiations at the UN climate change talks over the past week, energy levels among demonstrators at Saturday's global day of action were high.
Kyoto: an SOS to the world
29 Nov - The Kyoto protocol is the only legally binding treaty for cutting carbon emissions. That's why campaigners got their sea legs today and sent out an SOS to stop it from sinking.
Climate justice rally kicks off Durban talks
28 Nov - Christian Aid staff and partners are among thousands of delegates from across the world who have descended on Durban, South Africa, for the United Nations climate change talks that begin today.
Climate carollers give Huhne a seasonal send-off
22 Nov - On the eve of the UN climate talks, our Stop Climate Chaos choir popped down with a musical reminder for the UK's man in Durban, energy secretary Chris Huhne.
The road to Durban
17 Nov - The Caravan of Hope is headed for the Durban climate talks, travelling more than 4,000 miles through 10 countries, stopping off for climate marches, petition signings and rallies.
Shadow ministers: 'gifts' to remember the world's poor
14 Nov - Today, Christian Aid welcomed two new members of the Shadow Cabinet with 'gifts' reminding them to prioritise the world's poor as they begin their new roles.
'Gifts' for new ministers
New climate campaign launches at Greenbelt 2011
30 Aug - This weekend the Christian Aid campaigns team took to a field in Cheltenham to launch our new climate change campaign at the Greenbelt festival.
Climate consultation closes
15 Jul - Thank you to everyone who responded to the government's mandatory reporting consultation. The consultation has now closed and we're waiting for the government to make its decision.
MEPs reject 30% emissions cuts
6 Jul - MEPs have rejected a raise in the level of EU emissions cuts from 20% to 30%, by 2020. Find out where the vote faltered and what we're planning next.
EU emissions vote
MPs tell World Bank to clean up its act
29 Jun - MPs have demanded that UK funding for World Bank aid programmes should be withheld if the Bank does not stop financing new dirty coal power stations in developing countries.
Future of the planet interrupted for lunch
5 July - Latest update on our urgent campaign action urging UK MEPs to vote for a tougher EU target on carbon emissions cuts.
Eastenders talk climate with Hackney MP
16 Jun - Local staff and volunteers met Hackney MP and shadow climate change secretary, Meg Hillier, to ask for support for our climate justice campaign. It was a good morning's work, says Julian Boys.
Playing for time while the planet heats up
9 Jun - UN climate talks resumed in Bonn this week. And while we might have talks fatigue, Christian Aid acknowledges that they are crucial to sealing a climate deal that will put poor people first.
More climate talks? Yes, and they're crucial
8 Jun - UN climate talks resumed in Bonn this week. And while we might have talks fatigue, Christian Aid acknowledges that they are crucial to sealing a climate deal that will put poor people first.
Back on the road to Rio
2 Jun - In 12 months, world leaders will again meet in Brazil to formulate the global response to our growing climate crisis. Alison Doig, Christian Aid's senior climate change adviser, lays out the challenge for the year leading up to Rio+20.
Huhne hears our climate requests
26 May - Clare Groves wound down Christian Aid Week in style, meeting Chris Huhne in his Hampshire constituency. And best of all, she heard some promising noises from the energy and climate change secretary.
Puma leads the way on carbon reporting
23 May - Puma announced a world-first this month: the company will report on the environmental impact of its whole operation. Laura Trevelyan tells us why she's impressed.
Campaign success as government announces new climate change targets
17 May - Thank you for responding so quickly to last week's emergency email. Sarah Whittington looks at how the pressure from you has made a real difference.
Hungry for Justice this Christian Aid Week
13 May - Worrying reports in the press this week suggest divisions within the coalition government over their climate change commitments. Sarah Whittington looks at what this could mean for the world's poor.
Forget fossil fuels - the poor need a clean future!
9 May - The World Bank has scaled back some of its fossil-fuel investment - but the world's poor need it to make a clean break. Clare Groves introduces the next crucial stage of our campaign.
World Bank & fossil fuels: the movie
9 May - We've put together a short animated film to explain our campaign to get the World Bank out of fossil fuels. View it here - and share it on Twitter and Facebook.
Fossil-fuel chain gang makes Bank deposit
6 Apr - Our chain gang's been in action again, dropping off thousands more messages to development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, urging him to help get the World Bank out of fossil-fuel loans.
Bank bonus for climate campaign
4 Apr - Fantastic news! The World Bank is planning to limit its funding for fossil-fuel power. It's reason to celebrate, says Sarah Whittington - but it's just a start.
The Big Climate Reconnection
31 Mar - Join the Stop Climate Chaos Big Climate Reconnection as we lobby our MPs for action. Clare Groves explains.
Don't blue and yellow make green?
24 Mar - Clare Groves explains how you can help the government deliver on the PM's vision that it would be the greenest ever.
World Bank Global Day of Action
1 Mar - Christian Aid joins forces with campaigners around the world and calling on the World Bank to 'free us from fossil fuels'. View video, photos and more from the day.
Christian Aid and the World Bank
11 Feb - Christian Aid has a long and interesting history with the World Bank. For years it was the focus of our debt and trade campaigns. Now our climate campaign has brought us back together.
Why Andrew Mitchell?
26 Jan - Development secretary Andrew Mitchell has a key role in our World Bank campaign - and he's already made some encouraging noises. Sarah Whittington explains.
Business time for carbon reporting?
19 Jan - BAA and National Grid among big business signatures on our letter calling for mandatory carbon reports. All we need now, says Laura Trevelyan, is the political will.
Why the World Bank is next
17 Jan - For our climate justice campaign it's a case of new year, a new tactic. Sarah Whittington explains why we're targeting the World Bank.
Caravan of Hope
This November, we joined the Trans African Climate Caravan of Hope, a 4000 mile campaigning journey through 10 countries in Africa to demand climate justice before the COP 17 in Durban, South Africa.
Low-carbon Africa: Leapfrogging to a green future
It is possible to lift Africa out of energy poverty without increasing greenhouse gas emissions, new report shows.
Read our report
The year ahead
11 Jan - We've a feeling 2011's going to be another good one! Campaign manager Helen Collinson runs through what's in store for our tax and climate campaigns.
Back on track, but a long way still to go
13 Dec - After two long weeks of negotiations between world leaders, and relentless campaigning by charities and NGOs around the globe, agreement has finally been reached at the climate change talks in Cancun.
Japan – Don’t kill the Kyoto Protocol
10 Dec - Today, the last day of the UN climate talks in Cancun, Christian Aid teamed up with the Stop Climate Chaos coalition to urge the Japanese Government to commit to the second period of the Kyoto Protocol.
Time for climate justice, time for courage
8 Dec - All eyes on rich countries as Cancun talks enter make-your-mind-up stage. Rachel Baird talks to senior climate adviser, Sol Oyuela.
Huhne - you're needed in Cancun!
8 Dec - UK energy and climate change secretary, Chris Huhne, has a vital role to play in Cancun - but the government is poised to recall him to shore up vote on tuition fees.
We love Kyoto
7 Dec - At the start of week two, all the talk in Cancun is about a city halfway round the world. Sarah Whittington explains the length some have gone to declare their love for Kyoto and its pivotal protocol.
Cancun talks off to a slow start
1 Dec - At the UN talks in Cancun, delegates appear resigned to the idea that reaching an effective and just global agreement on climate change is going to take years. That's longer than we've got, writes Rachel Baird.
Reporting emissions makes business sense, says government
1 Dec - The UK government has published a paper saying reporting greenhouse gas emissions makes good business sense. All we need now is the political will from the government to put it into law.
We'll be demanding climate justice in Cancun
24 Nov - After rich countries failed to make any progress on climate justice in Copenhagen, we'll be regrouping with our allies from around the world in Cancun. Sarah Whittington, who'll be there, explains.
Ask your MP to back mandatory carbon reporting
22 Nov - We're supporting WWF and the Cooperative Bank's petition of MPs to introduce mandatory carbon reporting. Ask your MP to back the motion.
Let them eat ice cream
16 Nov - Jonathan Porritt had an interesting article in the Guardian yesterday titled ‘Unilever's trailblazing environmental plan’ - Christian Aid's Laura Trevelyan responds.
Caroline Spelman - it's business time!
11 Nov - This morning we dressed up in our business best to hand in 15,000 actions to environment secretary, Caroline Spelman MP, calling for the introduction of mandatory reporting of carbon emissions by all UK-listed companies.
Join the Big Climate Connection
3 Nov - If you didn’t manage to lobby your MP at Christian Aid’s Supporter Day, here’s another great opportunity to speak to your MP about crucial climate change issues.
Introducing Clare Groves
29 Oct - Clare looks back on a breathless introduction to our campaigns team and your incredible feedback following our (if we do say so ourselves!) fantastic 20 October Supporter Day.
Here we go! Our Supporter Day is here!
19 Oct - It’s been a long and winding road. Nine months of painstaking planning (and replanning). But finally our big Supporter Day is here!
Not long now
07 October 2010: With 20 October just around the corner, Alasdair Roxburgh tells us what's going on behind the scenes and reflects on the enormity of what our supporter day could achieve.
Power to the poor
21 Sep – Sarah Whittington discusses how we bring power to the poor.
Tool up for climate justice
8 Sep - As Laura Trevelyan unveils our brilliant new campaign pack, we already have a fresh opportunity for you to speak out for climate justice.
Placards - putting the pain into campaigning
26 Aug - Laura Trevelyan on the campaigner's No1 occupational hazard.
Taking the campaign straight to the PM
23 Aug - Laura Trevelyan salutes a campaigner who seized the moment when she met the PM.
Are the government about to do a coal u-turn?
18 Aug - A coalition u-turn on coal-fuelled power stations would raise serious questions about the government's green credentials, says Laura Trevelyan.
Meet Laura Trevelyan, campaigns officer and Parliamentary lobbyist at Christian Aid
30 Jul - Over the next couple of months, Laura will be organising our lobby of Parliament on 20 October. And she'd love to see you there!
A Climate of Politics
In July 2010, Christian Aid joined forces with the Institute for Public Policy Research and WWF to host A Climate of Politics, a series of talks on the international politics of climate change. Watch interviews with some of the key speakers.
The global campaign for climate justice
Our campaign for climate justice has become a truly global movement. Find out about action taking place across the world.
Climate Change Act: our amazing victory
Your support helped us win all our key demands
Climate bill victory
Scotland passes world-beating climate act
In June, the Scottish parliament passed a law that commits Scotland to the world's most ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets.
Great Persuasion 16-18 October 2009
Christian Aid campaigners met MPs and parliamentary candidates up and down the country between 16-18 October to call for action on poverty and climate change.
Climate Change Day of Action, Coventry
Hundreds of campaigners massed in Coventry to demand climate justice on 19 March.
Add your voice
Campaign victory: E.ON delays Kingsnorth
Christian Aid celebrated a huge campaign victory in October when energy giant E.ON announced it had put its Kingsnorth plans on ice.
Japan: Don't burn the planet!
Countdown to Copenhagen campaigners acted swiftly after news of Japan's woefully inadequate emissions targets.