Christian Aid joins the coalition
The GEC is delighted to welcome Christian Aid to the coalition.
Christian Aid is a UK-based Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. They work globally for profound change and provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. From April 2012, Christian Aid's work will be focused around the goals and objectives identified in their corporate strategy, 'Partnership for change – the power to end poverty'.
"Christian Aid has long understood that ‘economics as usual’ is not an option if we are going to create the world that we aspire to and that our campaigning on poverty and inequality must take place in the context of global environmental limits such as those imposed by the threat of climate change, and indeed that these agendas are intertwined. We were one of the first major organizations to highlight how the world’s poorest people are feeling the worst impacts of climate change whilst bearing least responsibility, highlighting that climate change and other forms of environmental degradation represent a clear social injustice.
This understanding, alongside Christian Aid‘s longstanding commitment to partnership and collaboration, provides a clear rationale for becoming part of the Green Economy Coalition. We look forward to working with other members to challenge economic convention and create meaningful, lasting change in the world."
Toby Quantrill, Head of Economic Development
"Christian Aid have pioneered new work in areas such as tax justice. They bring courage and new expertise to the Coalition. We are delighted to work with them."
Oliver Greenfield, Convenor, GEC