The road to climate justice
Climate change is fastly becoming the leading cause of human rights violations worldwide. Floods and forest fires leave people homeless, extreme weather conditions affect food supplies, and droughts and rising sea levels cause people to flee. The world’s poorest countries are paying the heaviest price. How can we protect the interests of those who suffer most? And how can big polluters be held accountable? More and more citizens are finding their way to the courts to enforce climate policy on governments and companies, invoking human rights. How successful is that step to court? Is a livable climate a human right? And how do we ensure that the people who suffer most from climate change can claim their rights in the transition to a sustainable world? With political scientist Dr Fatima Denton (UU) and climate lawyer Dr Tim Bleeker (VU).
In collaboration with Centre for Global Challenges, the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and the programme 'de Rechtvaardige Stad' (UU).
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