Climate Justice

Human rights considerations for those most impacted by climate change

Key information

Climate Justice is liked to human rights and international development, as it acknowledges there is a disparity between those having the largest causal influence on climate change and those feeling the largest burden from its impacts.

As the more developed nations have achieved their wealth in-part due to climate damaging practices, such as burning fossil fuels, many argue it would be 'just' for them to redistribute their wealth more equitably to those dealing with the consequences.

Some facts motivating climate justice activists

  • People in low- and lower-middle-income countries are ~5x more likely than people in high-income countries to be displaced by extreme weather disasters. (Oxfam)

  • Just 122 corporations account for 80% of all carbon dioxide emissions. (Corpwatch)

  • From 1990 to 2015, the richest 10% of the world's population were responsible for 52% of cumulative carbon emissions. (Oxfam and SEI)

World leaders are continuously struggling to find a 'just' solution to the climate problem, what do YOU think would be a fair agreement between developed and developing nations?

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If you want more

Climate Justice is Social Justice - Earthrise

Who is Responsible for Climate Change? - Kurzgesagt

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