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We outline five key areas in which governments need to deliver at COP28 in Dubai for communities suffering devastating climate impacts.
Ahead of COP28, Pope Francis has written a new message, named Laudate Deum, imploring political leaders to act with greater urgency to tackle the climate crisis.
This report shows how the World Bank is failing to tackle poverty by promoting a model of agricultural development that benefits large-scale agribusiness.
This briefing outlines the scale of human rights abuse and environmental destruction caused by illegal gold mining in Yanomami Indigenous Territory, in the Brazilian Amazon, and outlines recommendations for the UK government and British businesses to tackle this issue.
The global food system is broken. It needs to be reformed to tackle hunger, build resilience and protect our common home
This discussion paper highlights what is wrong with the global food system that produces enough food for everyone yet cannot avert the third global food crisis in 15 years, with 828 million people hungry in 2021, an increase of 150 million since 2019.
We outline four priority areas on which governments need to deliver at COP27, and the role that the UK government can play both unilaterally and in the remaining weeks of its COP presidency.
This report features case examples from five countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe. From these studies emerge three main themes why the Church makes a difference in elections in Africa.
This briefing outlines five priorities for UK government action – both bilaterally and as COP President – to support transformation action in the global food system in 2022.
Climate change is already pushing poor and marginalised communities further into poverty, and continued production and consumption of oil and gas will intensify these impacts, putting the Sustainable Development Goals at risk.
This document affirms and draws from the best of the 2030 Agenda, recognising this as a new international consensus that is guiding and inspiring many governments. By analysing the 2030 Agenda through the lens of Laudato Si’, the document also poses fundamental questions about assumptions of continued growth, technological advances, the role of business, and lifestyles based on increasing consumption.