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Louda dam in Burkina Faso. Families in this area are struggling to cope with the adverse effects of climate change.

Challenging on climate

‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy.’ – Proverbs 31:8-9

This is how we’re achieving climate justice together

  • Through the ‘Speak Up’ campaign our campaigners took part in the biggest ever lobby of UK Parliament on climate justice and helped ensure climate messages went to MPs in 97% of constituencies.
  • With the ACT Alliance coalition of more than 140 churches and organisations we delivered 1.7 million signatures demanding an ambitious agreement to tackle climate change at the UN climate talks in Paris.

Campaigns such as these from Christian Aid and others contributed to the signing of a historic climate deal in Paris. It has the potential to be a new dawn for action on climate change and for the planet as a whole.

Adaptation to climate change

We work with our partners around the world to help people adapt to changing weather patterns and put in place improved ways of dealing with climate change.

For example, in Malawi, we lead a consortium that works on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience. Through the Enhancing Community Resilience Programme (ECRP) we have reached around 77,000 of the households hit hardest by climate change.

Our concern is with community resilience

We have connected producers in drought-affected countries from Nicaragua to Malawi, Zimbabwe and the Philippines to weather forecasts and other information that increase the capacity of communities to anticipate risk.

In 2015, this was all the more important in light of the strongest El Nino since 1997/8, a weather pattern caused by temperature rises in the Pacific Ocean, which leads to dry weather in some parts of the world and causes floods in others.

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