The Story of Climate Justice


Climate Justice
 seeks to challenge the influential role of the big polluters, alongside their host governments, for refusing to take responsibility for climate change, weakening political commitments, and hindering the implementation of required solutions to help mitigate and avert future catastrophes.

A growing number of communities worldwide are now taking legal action: to hold governments and fossil fuel companies accountable and to secure their rights to a stable climate and healthy environment. People have rights. States have duties. Companies have responsibilities. That’s why we need to raise our voice for Climate Justice.

 

 

The Problem

Rising sea levels are swallowing up islands, extreme weather is damaging communities, and each year is increasingly hotter. Failure to act puts our entire livelihoods at risk. Climate denial is no longer an option, and the fossil fuel industry and governments need to be held accountable. Through strategic legal actions we are putting pressure on governments and corporations to take immediate steps to protect current and future generations. This growing, people-powered movement is refusing to let profit take over people and the planet. From fisherfolk to farmers, youth to seniors, let’s stand together and make the world a greener, more just, and safer place.

The Solution

We all have a right to a stable climate, a healthy environment and a good life. But weak climate commitments by governments and companies won’t deliver in time, putting everyone’s lives and livelihoods at risk unless we increase the pressure now. To protect our climate, we need to deploy every tool in the toolbox. This includes using the law to hold governments and corporations legally and morally accountable and force them to accelerate the just phase-out of fossil fuels.

Things you can do

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Understand the issue
Stand up for climate injustice
Spread the word on Climate Justice

Connecting human rights and a harmonious healthy planet is possible when one begins to understand the impacts of climate change and the ways in which those impacts affect us, our families and communities, and the communities of the future.

Climate cases around the world have gained traction because of people like you. It is just the beginning!

Greenpeace cannot do this alone. Spread the word, we need more people to get involved to make Climate Justice a reality.

1 Understand the issue

Connecting human rights and a harmonious healthy planet is possible when one begins to understand the impacts of climate change and the ways in which those impacts affect us, our families and communities, and the communities of the future.

LEARN MORE

Climate cases around the world have gained traction because of people like you. It is just the beginning!

SIGN THE PETITION

Greenpeace cannot do this alone. Spread the word, we need more people to get involved to make Climate Justice a reality.

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