Loss and damage finance: where the rubber hits the road for climate justice

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Extreme weather events and increasing humanitarian need  Continued inaction has created a climate crisis with more extreme weather events happening more frequently. These events disproportionately affect communities already facing crises related to conflict, food insecurity, and the economic shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even worse inadequate loss and damage finance from rich countries, who are […]

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IPCC report: climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable

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This new report on climate change shows that the impacts of global warming are not something in the distant future, but are happening now. In fact those suffering the most from these consequences are the ones who contribute the less to climate change.

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Climate justice is about more than emissions reductions

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Funding required to support low-income countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change, also known as climate finance, as well as funding to compensate for its irreversible consequences, known as loss and damage funding, is more important than ever. 

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Keeping 1.5°C alive in the lead up to COP26

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In August we saw the release of the report from the International Panel on Climate Change. It provides the latest information on past warming and future warming projections, showing how and why the climate has changed to date, and including an improved understanding of how humans have influenced the climate.

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The hunger virus multiplies: Deadly recipe of conflict, Covid-19 and climate accelerate world hunger

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A year and a half since the pandemic began, deaths from hunger are outpacing
the virus. Ongoing conflict, combined with the economic disruptions of the
pandemic and an escalating climate crisis, has deepened poverty and
catastrophic food insecurity in the world’s hunger hotspots and established
strongholds in new epicentres of hunger.

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Beyond Covid-19: could we create a more sustainable world?

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What will the world’s response to the COVID-19 crisis mean for the two defining and interconnected challenges of our age: climate change and global inequality?  

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Australia is learning firsthand what our neighbours have suffered for years

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The bushfires have shown us what climate change looks like. A reality millions are facing today all over the world. We reflect on the crisis and what we can do today.

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Madness in Madrid: What did the latest round of UN climate negotiations deliver?

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Is the UN conference on climate change doing its job? Our climate experts reflect on the discussions, lack of outcomes and hope for the future.

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Our 10 favourite #ClimateStrike protest signs

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From clever and hopeful, to the funny and angry, our favourite signs from the #ClimateStrike

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Protesters at the Melbourne #ClimateStrike holding signs that say "Climate Chaos Fules Poverty", "Climate Justice Now" and "Dont be Fossil Fools"

350,000 of us went on #ClimateStrike – now what?

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Here are our top 5 take homes after the global #ClimateStrike

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Pacific Islands Forum 2019: Fun in Funafuti

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Advocacy Lead Simon Bradshaw reports back from the Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu

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Australia must listen to its Pacific neighbours on climate crisis

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In the Pacific, the climate crisis is a matter of survival for our most vulnerable nations.

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Time for honesty about climate damages and the scale of Australia’s responsibilities

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Recent extreme weather events, in Australia and globally, are demonstrating that we are already living in the climate crisis.

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Children cling to hope of education in Timor-Leste

Children in Timor-Leste have big dreams for the future, like Julmira who would like to be a teacher when she grows up. But their hopes of an education are at risk due to severe, debilitating hunger.

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Close to home: The climate crisis in the Torres Strait

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Torres Strait Islanders have contributed almost nothing to the causes of climate change, but are being hit first and hardest by its impacts. We visited the archipelago earlier this month to meet with communities and hear their experiences.

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The women of Somaliland: stories of strength and survival

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The women of Eastern Somaliland are being pushed to the edge, desperately seeking food for their children as their country stands on the brink of famine. We met with six women who told us their stories of strength and survival.

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A mother’s marathon for water in Zimbabwe

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In Zimbabwe, mothers like Ida literally walk a marathon every day, to provide water for their children. The countless hours spent traipsing to collect water takes time that should be spent working or learning — this entrenches the cycle of poverty.

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Tackling poverty by changing minds, systems and lives

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How you are joining forces with people who share the belief that no-one should live in poverty, to empower communities to build better lives for themselves.

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10 quotes that show why Pacific nations are leading the world on climate action

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For our Pacific Island neighbours, climate change is a matter of survival. At the same time, they are lighting the way to a brighter future with smart climate solutions and bold leadership. As these inspiring quotes by the leaders of Pacific nations show, it’s time Australia followed their lead. Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall […]

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Inequality between the rich and the poor is showcased in this photograph of Tondo slum set against the cityscape of Manila, Philippines, 2014

Budget 2016: Do you know what’s missing?

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Budget 2016, it had it all: “the economy”, bracket creep, innovation, nimbleness, agility, debt and deficit. Surely that’s everything, right? Well, not quite.

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Efate, Vanuatu: Daniel stand on a beach holding a fishing spear and leaning on a withered palm tree.

Is climate change outwitting traditional knowledge?

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More than one year after Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through Vanuatu, families are still battling the devastating effects of the aftermath and other climate change related impacts. Communities could once cope with traditional practices, but there’s now strong new evidence that suggests they’ve reached their limit.

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Climate justice: so hot right now!

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2015 was a year of extremes. It was the hottest year on record for our earth. But 2015 also swept in a wave of extreme hope. You and I, along with millions of our sisters and brothers around the world, stood up and took real action on climate change.

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The deal is done, now the real work begins…

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The Paris agreement is a true landmark. It goes beyond what many thought possible only a month ago. It was a deal made possible by the determined efforts of people around the world. People like you, who stood up and demanded more.

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Climate Change negotiations are almost over. Will our world leaders make concrete commitments?

Halfway through the Paris climate negotiations – the clock is ticking

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We’re now halfway through the Paris climate negotiations. What happens now? Climate Change Advocacy Coordinator Simon Bradshaw checks in

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