Climate justice is the recognition that the climate crisis needs to be understood through a human rights lens. As climate change will not be borne equally or fairly, between rich and poor, women and men, and older and younger generations our work serves to highlight and correct this.
Climate justice is increasingly emerging as a key human rights issue, and Justice Studio’s latest programmes incorporate it. For example:
Climate Justice is a key component of our safeguarding framework for the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Uganda. Our Environmental safeguards assist organisations to assess and ensure that the programme environment has healthy air, soil, water, plants and wildlife, habitats are healthy and maintaining a good climate and that the cultural heritage of the environment is protected
When we mapped gender justice movements in the Pacific and Caribbean for the Equality and Justice Alliance climate justice was a key concern for stakeholders. Activists from both Fiji and Nepal identified climate change as an issue having an impact on how the women’s movement organises. Stakeholders from Women in Fisheries in Fiji outlined how, “Climate change is real and it’s impacting our food security, forcing people to evacuate from their homes, and also affecting the way a household organises itself. It’s not just environmental change, or physical change, it’s way more than that. It plays an important factor in the way we organise ourselves and the way women organise themselves.” (EJA 2019)