30 June 2022 – Environmental Justice & Human Rights

30 Giu, 2022 | Rassegna Stampa

Fossil fuel industry faces surge in climate lawsuits

The Guardian , 30 Jun 2022

Number of climate-related lawsuits globally has doubled since 2015, with quarter filed in past two years. The world’s most polluting companies are increasingly being targeted by lawsuits challenging their inaction on climate change and attempts to spread misinformation, according to a new report.

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The Global South has the power to force radical climate action

Aljazeera, 29 Jun 2022

Western economies – and the corporations and elites that dominate them – are overwhelmingly responsible for this crisis. They have contributed more than 90 percent of the excess emissions that are driving climate breakdown.  Meanwhile, the impacts fall hardest on the countries of the Global South, which are already suffering the brunt of the heatwaves, droughts, floods, crop failures and human displacement. The climate crisis is playing out along colonial lines.

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Climate Migration Pushes Bangladesh’s Megacity to the Brink

Bloomberg, 29 Jun 2022

People in the coastal areas of Bangladesh are migrating to Dhaka to escape flooding caused by climate change, but the fast-growing city isn’t safe either.

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Hunger rising among children in drought-hit Niger as violence drives influx of refugees

Relief Web , 29 Jun 2022

The influx of refugees is putting additional pressure on a country at the forefront of the climate crisis that is battling a spiraling food crisis after a series of failed rainy seasons devastated crops and livestock and decades of desertification. Rising food prices fueled by the war in Ukraine are contributing to the rapidly escalating disaster.

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G7 launches a ‘climate club’ to tackle environmental crisis

The Brussels Times, 28 Jun 2022

The leaders of the G7 –  which brings together Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the United States and Canada – have agreed on the creation of a “climate club” in the fight to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change.

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Why a just transition is crucial for transformative climate action

World Economic Forum, 28 Jun 2022

Worldwide 1.2 billion jobs closely depend on natural systems and environmental services. A recent study finds that climate change could cost the world 10% of total economic value by 2050. Virtually no country is exempt, but developing countries bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change and other environmental crises.

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Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet

UN News , 27 Jun 2022

Ms. Bachelet spoke about how the climate crisis is putting women’s lives in danger, whether they are fleeing disasters or speaking out against the global emergency. She stressed the critical need for greater action. “ Unless we move from rhetoric to concrete action – immediately – the lives, safety and dignity of millions of women and girls will continue to hang in the balance,” she said.

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