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
- borrow money to address the climate crisis – a crisis which they had little part in creating in the first place