The climate crisis is causing devastation across the globe. Extreme weather events – including record high temperatures and severe storms and rainfall are wreaking havoc. Women are the hardest hit when climate change threatens essential natural resources (like food and water supplies), and they are most at risk during climate disasters, yet have the least access to justice and reparations for the impacts that occur. This compounds poverty and inequality and undermines attempts to alleviate poverty.
Fossil fuels and industrial agriculture are the two biggest drivers of the climate crisis. As the crisis escalates, these industries continue to expand and thrive. We are campaigning for banks and financial institutions to divert funding away from harmful agribusiness and fossil fuels, towards solutions such as renewable energy and agroecology.
Read more about the trillions currently being invested in climate-harming activities, and how Ireland is facilitating this.