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From campaigning for debt cancellation to challenging the notion that low-income countries need extractive-led industries to develop, Jubilee Australia’s work has always been deeply rooted in the need to create more sustainable economies.

Further shining a light on the urgency to do so are the interconnected crises of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the escalating climate and environmental emergency. Low-income countries should not have to:

  • battle the legacy of pollution caused by extractive industry projects while foreign companies reap the profits that they bank overseas,
  • spend more money on debt down payments than on providing health care services for their people, or
  • borrow money to address the climate crisis – a crisis which they had little part in creating in the first place.

Instead of debt-fuelled economies relying on extractive development paths, we advocate for sustainable economies that foster healthy, safe and equitable communities ready to rise to future challenges. Our comprehensive research shows that this is possible.