Issues & Policies

If we are to achieve climate justice world leaders must take concrete action in a number of areas. In this section learn more about what is at stake and find in-depth information about the issues and policies surrounding climate justice. Check the briefings and reports published by member organisations of the Time for Climate Justice Campaign.

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The timeline for decision-making on climate finance up to 2013 is very tight. It can only met with renewed commitment to results all parties involved and a more open approach to all the finance options on the table. Learn more...

Science

This campaign is based on clear scientific information about climate change and its effects, as well as our own work with poor people and our understanding of their experience. Learn more...

Energy

Chistian Aid and Aprodev have supported civil society organisations from India, South Africa, Bolivia and Peru to develop responses to the World Bank energy strategy review. Learn more...

Faith

Ecumenical statements and actions on climate change are rooted in the Bible which teaches the wholeness of creation and the centrality of justice in the Christian message. God creates human beings and calls humanity to care for the earth (Genesis 2:15), to be stewards of creation. The God of the Bible, at the same time, is a God of justice who cares for the most vulnerable ones: the poor, the orphan, the widow, the stranger (Deuteronomy 10: 18 - 19). Bearing the marks of human sin, “creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Romans 8:19). Learn more...

UN talks

Last year’s UN negotiations in Copenhagen were disappointing, and failed to deliver the legally binding climate agreement that Christian Aid and others had advocated for. This year we will be joining thousands of campaigners from around the world to call on world leaders meeting in Cancun to secure international action on climate change. Learn more...

Mitigation

Climate change mitigation measures aim to reduce the level and rate of climate change, and at the core of most mitigation proposals is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. This is often proposed through reducing energy useage and wastage, as well as investment in clean energy sources. Learn more...

Adaptation

Climate change is expected to increase the number and scale of such events, and to make people more vulnerable to them by destroying their sources of income and reducing development opportunities. Adaptation funding must be made available for immediate poverty and risk-reduction activities, including sustainable land-use planning, establishing building codes and standards, local risk assessments, effective early warning systems, the protection of environmental resources and ecosystems, and raising public awareness of climate risk. Learn more...

Finance

The timeline for decision-making on climate finance up to 2013 is very tight. It can only met with renewed commitment to results all parties involved and a more open approach to all the finance options on the table. Learn more...

Forests

Sustainable forestry management must be a focus on the UNFCCC agenda and of any climate change agreement resulting on Copenhagen. Learn more...

Campaigns toolkit

This toolkit aims to encourage organisations around the world to step up their lobbying and campaign for international climate action. Here you can find the most up-to-date information about the science and the impacts of climate change, the UN talks and our policy positions. Learn more...