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Campaigns round-up 2014
14 December 2014: Worldwide climate and tax movements are going from strength to strength, but we need to keep up the pressure in 2015.
A year of campaigning
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.
British Overseas Territories must stop tax secrecy
While the UK Government is in the process of creating a public register of company ownership, the British Overseas Territories are yet to follow suit.
Stop tax dodging
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
STOP this masquerade! STOP tax dodging!
14 November 2014: Support our efforts to introduce public registers of the beneficial owners of companies in the EU.
Tax justice across Europe
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.
We must ensure the next government prioritises tax dodging
17 September 2014: With a general election coming up next year we have an opportunity to ensure it focuses on who can do the most to make the richest pay their fair share of tax.
New tax bill
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
Tax justice – in it for the long haul
Your campaigning on tax issues is making a huge difference. We take a look at how far we've come together and outline the work still to do to make sure tax dodgers have nowhere to hide.
Gaza crisis – UK government responds to your call
4 September 2014: Thanks to the 9,000 of you who took our urgent action to demand a ceasefire in Gaza. We've had a promising response from the government, but we need to make sure their words are turned into reality.
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
Keeping to our climate commitments
1 August 2014: Good news since our last fast, but we need to make sure the government keeps to its climate commitments.
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.
STOP tax dodging and STOP dithering!
20 June 2014: George Osborne needs to show leadership at the EU meeting in Luxembourg to convince other EU governments to create public registers of companies and trusts.
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
9 June 2014: our new report highlights just how important it is for the global tax system to become more transparent.
May climate fast prayer
1 May 2014: Read our prayer for this month’s fast.
Pray with us
What's tax dodging got to do with the EU?
28 April 2014: Recently, MEPs have made great efforts to tackle tax dodging. They must now push for even more financial transparency, and ensure that EU governments play their part.
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 bother with the European elections?
8 April 2014: Explaining the importance of the European Union elections and how they can help shape the eradication of poverty.
The EU - Legally obliged to end poverty?
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.
Tackling tax secrecy on the continent
24 February 2014: a new Act proposed by the European Parliament could help tackle all forms of money laundering - including tax dodging.
Phantom firms progress
Stick with Foncho this Fairtrade Fortnight
21 February 2014: Foncho, a banana farmer from Colombia, works hard to provide for his family. While his produce is sold at a fair price, others are losing out. Stand up with Foncho to make bananas fair.
Stick with Foncho
New OECD tax proposals ignore the poor
19 February 2014: Despite promises to help developing countries collect taxes owed, rich nations are now in danger of acting like an elitist members club, ignoring the poor, who can’t afford the entrance fee.
Reforms benefit rich
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.
Campaigns round-up 2013: elephants, Russian dolls and action for the world's poor
9 December 2013 - This year tens of thousands of you joined the IF campaign rallies, lobbied your MPs and prayed for tax and climate justice. Together, we’ve achieved some amazing things in 2013. Thank you.
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
STOP Tax Dodging – campaigning across Europe
6 November 2013 - Frances Witt explains Christian Aid's new initiative to unite voices across Europe that have a desire to see an end to tax dodging.
Tax justice across Europe
Public register success shines spotlight on tax dodgers
31 October 2013 - Luke Harman reflects on the beneficial ownership campaign win. Thanks to more than 17,000 of our supporters, a public register of phantom firms has been approved.
Take action: put the brakes on fracking
October 2013 - Our government pledged to be 'the greenest ever', but David Cameron is supporting fracking - entrenching our dependence on fossil fuels. We need clean energy now!
Clean energy now
The UK Gold film tour
17 September 2013 - Christian Aid has joined forces with Oxfam and Action Aid to organise a nationwide tour of The UK Gold, a film about tax injustice. Find out if there's a screening near you.
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.
Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign: what did we achieve?
Thanks to amazing supporters like you, the structural causes of hunger were at the very heart of discussions at the G8 summit this June.
Talking the talk
A UK parliamentary committee has quashed a key piece of legislation that would have made the task of tackling tax dodging in poor countries much easier.
Keep up the pressure
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