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The climate crisis is the most pressing ethical and political issue of our lifetime. We have ten years left to keep global heating to a maximum of 1.5°C and avoid catastrophic climate violence.

Record levels of greenhouse gases are already leading to killer floods, droughts and famines that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest and most marginalised people – those least responsible for climate breakdown. Rich countries, including the UK, have failed to do their fair share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or address the inequalities that make communities vulnerable to climate violence.

Multinational corporations are spreading across the planet to extract oil, gas, minerals and metals – devastating communities and driving climate breakdown. Seeking to evade responsibility for a crisis they have done so much to cause, fossil fuel companies and the global mining industry are presenting false solutions to climate violence, to justify their own existence and guarantee their profits. Their operations have forced communities from their land, polluted the environment and led to widespread human rights violations. 

We campaign for climate justice and for a Global Green New Deal to protect people and planet. We hold UK-based companies to account for their destructive operations. We advocate for bold responses to the ecological crisis which lower emissions, confront poverty and enable communities to build local economic alternatives. We stand with our partners in the Global South on the front lines of climate violence, and support human rights defenders in the fight for their land and livelihoods.

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