Climate Justice

Right now, climate change is hitting the poorest people on the planet the hardest. We believe we can build a world where all people and the planet can thrive.

 

Everyone has the right to a just and sustainable world in which they can thrive. But, every day, poverty is made worse by the devastating impacts of climate change.

Our current economic model, with its overdependence on extractive resources, is deepening a climate crisis that is destroying millions of lives and livelihoods. Right now, our planet is changing forever, and an ever-growing number of people are being forced from their homes.

For millions, climate change means loss of livelihoods, ecosystems, identity and well-being in the countries that are the least responsible, but the most impacted. There is a connection between climate change, gender inequality and humanitarian crises and we advance solutions that consider that full picture.

 

Why climate justice?

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Over the past 10 years, an average of 20 million people per year were internally displaced by climate change.
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The richest 10% produce around half of global greenhouse gas emissions, while the poorest 3.5 billion are responsible for just 10% of emissions.
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The number of climate-related disasters has tripled in the past 30 years.

What Is Oxfam Doing?

Together with local partners, we support people around the world to prepare and adapt to climate change, and respond quickly to those affected by the climate crisis as it destroys homes and tears apart families. We work with women- and youth-led organizations to make climate financing adequate and predictable and to advocate for the transition to a global green economy, holding the most powerful to account in order to turn the tide from climate change to climate justice.

CONNECTION

We connect national and global movements for climate justice, and advocate alongside them to achieve global cooperation on climate change.

INCLUSION

We ensure the meaningful inclusion of women and youth in national and local climate adaptation, mitigation and transition strategies.

DISASTER RELIEF

We provide humanitarian relief following climate-induced disasters and helping to build recovery strategies with adaptation and mitigation in mind.

The core injustice of climate change is that it most deeply impacts those who are least responsible for creating it. Support us in our fight for climate justice.

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As in the entire Horn of Africa area, droughts are becoming more recurrent and more severe due to climate change.

The population, mostly pastoralist and nomadic, has lost its livestock and with it, their livelihoods. The situation is getting worse: currently (March 2019) 4.9 million people are food insecure, and 2.6 million are displaced in Somalia and Somaliland. Credit: Pablo Tosco / Oxfam.

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