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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.