Around the world, communities who work with CAFOD are experiencing the impacts of climate change, human rights abuses and environmental destruction linked to the activities and supply chains of UK companies.
This includes people living in communities in La Guajira, Colombia, who report that they have been forcibly displaced or dispossessed so that coal can be mined. The companies who have owned the mine – including BHP, a British company – are profiting from the mine but not adequately fulfiling their responsibility for preventing and remedying these human and environmental abuses.
Take action to prevent abuses
It’s not just coal mines in Colombia, but companies around the world who are benefiting from the exploitation of people and our common home, often to provide cheap products to affluent countries. This isn’t right. But we can all do something about this: call for new legislation now!