The world’s poorest and most vulnerable are already suffering the impacts of climate change. They are being hit first and worst because we, and other rich countries, created this mess and are making it worse.
There is no justice in this.
Friday 1st June 2012
For many of the world’s poorest people, from Malawi to Bangladesh, Niger to Haiti, the impacts of climate change already mean the difference between life and death. For people living in what are already some of the most inhospitable climates in the world, increasing temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns – caused by climate change – mean the difference between being able to grow crops successfully, to reliably access water and to protect homes from flooding.
Thursday 31st May 2012
The announcement today of the Scottish Government's Climate Justice Fund was welcomed by the Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition.
The new fund to help people living in some of the world's poorest countries affected by the changing climate, such as more frequent and severe droughts and floods, will be a good example to bring to the Rio+20 summit in June of how the rich world can can face up to its historic responsibility for climate change and its substantial negative impact on many of the world’s poorest people.
28th February 2012
The Scottish Parliament will debate the the issue of climate justice later this week (Thursday 1st March).
Stop Climate Chaos Scotland produced a parliamentary briefing about this in order to inform the debate. You can read the briefing online here.
Thanks to all those who came to Manchester on Saturday 1st October - the hottest October day on record - to speak out for climate justice ahead of the Conservative Party Conference.
If you live in a developed country, you're pretty well insulated from climate change. Shifts in weather patterns, heavier rainfall, gradually rising sea levels and temperature increases - at the moment western society absorbs these changes without us really noticing much difference. But for the indigenous peoples of the arctic who live on one of the front lines of climate change, such shifts in the planet's behaviour are much more obvious.
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