Climate change is happening, fueling extreme weather events that batter vulnerable nations like the Philippines—a country that is least responsible for the climate crisis and yet faces the brunt of extreme weather events in the form of ferocious super typhoons or severe droughts. Those who have contributed the least to the climate crisis are the most at risk.
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.