Climate Change

Climate change hits the world’s poor hardest

Yet again, it is the world’s poorest who are most impacted by the effects of climate change. Those who have contributed the least emissions are typically the ones facing the worst consequences - increased extreme weather events, greater disease, and displacement.

132m

people are at risk of falling into poverty by 2030 due to the direct effects of climate change

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Australia's climate action ranking in the 2021 Sustainable Development Report

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the number of climate-related disasters has tripled in the last 30 years.

250k

additional deaths per year between 2030 to 2050 are predicted from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress due to climate change

The last seven years have been the world’s hottest years on record and our planet and its people are desperately calling for change.

Long-term disasters like drought and famine are increasing with 45 million people across 43 countries reported by the UN to be on the brink of famine and in need of immediate support. Unfortunately, there are other health implications too, with the spread of tropical diseases that prefer warmer climates (like malaria). Caring for our neighbour means caring for our planet.

At Micah, we know that humanitarian development relies on sustainable environmental development and vice versa. This is a call not just to be the good stewards of the planet as tasked by God, but also a call to love our neighbours well. Our neighbours are being displaced from their homes, losing livelihoods and being pushed into poverty. Although the situation seems desperate, we have hope in Christ and in his people to care for one another.

Call on the Australian Government to protect frontline communities from climate change 

We see an urgent need to respond to climate change for the sake of the world’s poor and we are calling on the Australian Government to step up their response by:

  • Making credible plans for achieving net zero by 2050 and 2030 Paris commitments
  • Prioritising ecological stewardship in our region as part of the Government’s Pacific Step Up.

Through our campaign A Safer World for All, you can call upon the Australian Government to rebuild Australian Aid and provide increased support for climate change mitigation.

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