Environmental Justice

Toxic Injustice

Toxic Injustice

I had never really paid much attention to tags on products that certify they’re BPA, Lead, or whatever other toxic– free. I didn’t think much about it, but if I did, I probably thought it was just an exaggeration, that nothing that was freely sold to the public could be that harmful. It turns out I was wrong.

Who Is Still Financing the Climate Crisis?

Who Is Still Financing the Climate Crisis?

Despite the progress the international community has achieved in terms of tackling climate change, a great contradiction exists between what is stated in international accords and what happens in practice. This is particularly evident in the steady financing of fossil fuel infrastructure at the expense of people’s lives.

Coal Is Not in Decline; It Is Thriving in the South

Coal Is Not in Decline; It Is Thriving in the South

It may seem that the world is finally appreciating the threat of climate change, as many countries which have traditionally been reliant on coal, the highest greenhouse gas emitter, are now imposing strict policies to limit their coal use.

But that is only for a fraction of the world.

A Human Rights Based Approach to Climate Change in Latin America

A Human Rights Based Approach to Climate Change in Latin America

A few days before the beginning of the climate negotiations in Paris, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted an official document to the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on “Understanding human rights and climate change”. For many, the link between these two remains unclear.

The Pebble in the Shoe of Latin America

The Pebble in the Shoe of Latin America

For those that do not know, likely the majority, as it has received Little media attention and many governments have not advertised it, the region has spent the past two years in this process, which the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) is coordinating.