About the One Climate, One World campaign

God has given us an abundant world to tend and share. Yet all over the world we can see how we have failed to protect our planet.

We are inspired by Pope Francis who has spoken out in his Laudato Si' encyclical about climate change, growing global inequality and the destruction of nature as the greatest threats facing the human family.

In communities where CAFOD works, many are suffering from more frequent and extreme floods, storms, or droughts, pushing the most vulnerable people further into poverty. And farming families are struggling with more unpredictable seasons, meaning crops fail and livestock die because of a lack of food and water.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers worldwide, we are called to respond.

Climate change facts
  • Over the next 20 years up to 200 million more people could be at risk of hunger if we don't take further steps to address the causes of climate change.
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the lead authority on climate change science) says with 95% certainty that human activity is the main cause of climate change.
  • Pollution from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas make a huge contribution to climate change.

What we’re calling for

Our campaign One Climate, One World is calling for politicians to work together to:

  • prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty
  • support the transition from polluting fossil fuels to sustainable energy for all.

We are also campaigning as part of The Climate Coalition alongside over 100 organisations with millions of supporters across the UK. And internationally, as part of Catholic networks CIDSE and Caritas International.

What we can do

Take action today - One in five people don't have access to the energy they need. You can help to change this. Write to your MP to call on the UK government to bring power to the poorest people overseas.

Thousands of CAFOD supporters recently wrote to and tweeted DFID minister Nick Hurd MP to speak up for access to renewable energy at the Africa Energy Forum. He listened and in his speech addressed the need for renewable energy in Africa.

Hundreds of thousands of Catholics worldwide, including CAFOD supporters, called for an ambitious climate change deal in Paris in the lead-up to the crucial, global summit in December 2015. Your voices were heard. Read our response to the Paris climate agreement

There are things we can all do to better care for creation and love our neighbours – from emailing to politicians to saving energy at home or at church to spreading the word about the campaign in your parish. Find all the resources you need and order free copies to share at home and in your parish.

Read our climate change FAQs

Read our climate change myth buster

Back to top