Blog post by Julie-Anne Richards, the Climate Justice Programme’s Manager of International Policy:
Last week I participated in the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre’s event on Climate Change and International Human Rights Law. Below are my speaking notes.
The worst-ever typhoon (Haiyan) has wreaked devastation in the Philippines, possibly the worst cyclone in the Pacific (Pam) destroyed or damaged 80% of buildings in Vanuatu; increasingly severe droughts in Africa and the Middle East have resulted in hunger, people forced off their land and conflict; floods here in the UK and elsewhere; the heat wave baking India right now has so far killed 1,000 people; and “super” fire storms have become an all too frequent event in California and my home country Australia.”
Keep reading Julie-Anne’s blog.