Climate justice offers a strong, fair and effective approach for action on climate change. We must all take action to: â€˘ Ensure climate justice and gender language is used in climate change texts, including UNFCCC. â€˘ Promote best practices and share information including coping strategies.
â€˘ Ensure that research on climate change measures its impact on vulnerable peoples and that policy is determined by evidence. â€˘ Use climate justice principles to inform national planning on mitigation and adaptation. â€˘ Form a people-centered movement to ensure climate justice becomes an effective way of addressing fairly the impacts of climate change.
What is Climate Justice? Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly.
Climate justice amplifies the voices of those people who have done least to cause climate change, but who are most severely affected.
A climate justice approach ensures that women, indigenous and vulnerable people, can be represented more effectively in national and international discussions and decision-making on climate change.
Climate justice demands that poor people worldwide have access to affordable renewable energy to help secure their right to development.
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Published on Nov 29, 2010