DTE's work covers a variety of themes - from agrofuels to foreign investment; from indigenous peoples' rights to regional autonomy. 

Our campaigns and capacity-building work focuses on climate justice and sustainable livelihoods, while our information work covers a broader range of themes.

Indonesian civil society protest in Copenhagen, December 2009

Climate justice means equitable solutions to climate change which are based on the rights, needs, participation, and agreement of the communities who are feeling the greatest impact of climate change or who will be affected by mitigation attempts.

Climate justice and sustainable livelihoods are closely linked, since community management of resources that support livelihoods offers a better chance of long term sustainability than top-down development schemes which serve the interests of national and international business elites, and reinforce global inequality.