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Our global and regional policy reports, briefings, blogs and other resources provide analysis on global justice and sustainable development, grounded in our international programme experience.

These inform our advocacy to decision makers calling for structural change to tackle the root causes of poverty. Our policy and advocacy work aims to have a prophetic voice which speaks in solidarity with people living in poverty and marginalisation, to both influence and inform a wide range of stakeholders from civil society to government, private sector and church leaders.

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Jolis Bigirimana, an avocado farmer and leader of Farmer’s Pride in Burundi faces challenges, due to the changing climate conditions, to his productivity and income. Credit: Christian Aid
Jolis Bigirimana, avocado farmer in Burundi looking at the plants in his farm
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Getting Smashed: The climate danger facing avocados

Avocados are under threat from the climate crisis, sparking calls for faster emission cuts and more support for farmers. 

The superfood favourite is known for its impact on the environment due to its need for lots of water.  But this need for water is what makes it especially vulnerable to climate change in a hotter, drier, more drought-prone world.

Our latest report, reveals the world’s best avocado growing regions are expected to decline by between 14% and 41% by 2050.

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Community support taking place in Haiti in April 2024

Haiti: It's time to strengthen homegrown solutions

The humanitarian, security and governance crisis in Haiti has intensified in recent weeks. Armed groups have taken over most of Port-au-Prince, the capital and are carrying out violent attacks and killings with impunity.

Read our briefing paper on the current situation in, our response through local partners and recommendations. 

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A group of people, including the elderly, being evacuated using locally-made canoes from their destroyed villages to safer places in Chikwawa district, Malawi. Credit: Steve Chirombo / Christian Aid
A group of people, including the elderly, being evacuated using locally-made canoes from their destroyed villages to safer places in Chikwawa district, Malawi.

Counting the Cost 2023: A year of climate breakdown

Floods, cyclones and droughts have killed and displaced millions of people in places which have little to cause the climate crisis.

New analysis of the top 20 costliest extreme climate disasters over 2023 has revealed a 'global postcode lottery stacked against the poor' where the relative economic impact of disasters varies considerably across countries.

The list features a range of disasters across 14 countries, showing that some countries – through size, geography or other factors – are more prone to experience disasters.

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Members of the Namayana self-help group in Kamboe holding some of the milk cans they bought with a grant they received through Christian Aid’s local partner PACIDA thanks to funding from Irish Aid. Credit: Katie Cox/Christian Aid
A group of 6 women and 21 man holding in Kenya two metal milk cans. They stand in a line looking into the camera

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

Our latest analysis shows how extreme weather caused by the climate crisis, global food prices, debt and conflict are driving the global food crisis and deepening its impacts.

We make the case for greater action at the national and global level through prioritising early action and delivering funding to local communities to get ahead of crisis.

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Marlen leads the women and energy project in Belen, Honduras Credit: Rosamelia Nunez/Christian Aid
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Getting Down to Business

Getting Down to Business explores the role of the private sector in delivering a just and equitable energy transition, and the need to ensure business both respects human rights and contributes to their fulfilment.

Our research on aluminium supply chains and large scale renewable energy projects shows the need for stronger, more consistent and legally binding regulations. 

Our priority policy and advocacy themes

Economic justice

Our economic justice work aims to ensure business practices respect human rights and promote policies to stem rising inequality.

We are calling for fairer rules governing international financing and a stronger voice for poor countries in decision making.

At the national level, we are calling on governments to build just and sustainable economies that fulfill human rights and value care for each other and for the planet.

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Image from the projection stunt on HSBC bank from the Cancel the Debt campaign.
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The launch event of Christian Aid's report on Gender, "Equality at All Levels" at the House of Lords, London, UK. Credit: Christian Aid
Christian Aid staff members holding Christian Aid's gender report at the launch event in the House of Lords

Inequality and gender justice

We aim to challenge patriarchy and other forms of discrimination and exclusion which combine to entrench poverty and create powerlessness.

We are committed to enabling people who are marginalised to make their voices heard and claim their rights.

Climate justice

Our climate change advocacy and campaigning calls on countries who have the greatest responsibility to urgently cut emissions and increase access to international climate finance.

We also seek to promote a just and sustainable renewable energy transition and locally rooted responses to climate change.

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Fyness Tembo demonstrates her new cook stove in Malawi Credit: Malumbo Simwaka / Christian Aid
Fyness Tembo demonstrates her new cook stove in Malawi

Humanitarian response and resilience

Our humanitarian advocacy aims to respect the views and agency of people and communities affected by crises and promotes responses that are accountable, needs-based, conflict-sensitive, inclusive and timely, as part of a fair and effective humanitarian system.

We also respond to the specific issues emerging in crisis contexts, calling for changes that address the root causes of crises and lay the foundations for peace and a just recovery.

From violence to peace

Recognising that violence has complex causes, our advocacy on ‘violence to peace’ is rooted in the work of our local partner organisations and an understanding of local power dynamics and the politics of change.

It aims to promote the conditions that enable individuals and communities to improve their wellbeing and manage risks in the face of crises.

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Syria after it was retaken by opposition forces in late February 2020 Credit: Ahmed
Syria after it was retaken by opposition forces in late February 2020
Christian Aid Policy Blog

Views, analysis and debate on Christian Aid's global policy work on economic justice and tax, inequality and gender, climate change and low-carbon energy, humanitarian response and resilience, and peace-building.

Collection of essays

Christian Aid and partners: New feminist and anti-racist social contracts for people and the planet

To shift the narrative on social contracts Christian Aid has commissioned 12 experts and activists to unpack what these feminist, anti-racist, eco-social contracts would look like. 

The essays published are the individual works of the named authors, and the opinions they reflect are not necessarily those of Christian Aid.

 

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Resources

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Counting the Cost 2023: A year of climate breakdown

Study identifies the 2023's 20 costliest extreme climate disasters by per capita cost.

Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

A briefing paper on the drivers of food insecurity in Kenya and empowering locally led action in response to crisis.

COP28 briefing paper

Download our briefing paper ahead of COP28 which includes our key messages and main asks to delegates. 

Getting Down to Business

Putting human rights at the heart of a just and equitable energy transition. Download the report.

Letting go of control (English)

This paper tells the story of how our partners in Ukraine worked with local community groups to run transformative, community led programming.

Ripping off the Band-Aid

Read our report into how the failure to build resilience is resulting in a food crisis in East Africa.

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