The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis
Join LSE’s Amnesty International Society for their upcoming event on:
‘The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis’.
Recent floods in Pakistan have severely affected the lives of over 30 million people, leaving 3.4 million children in need of humanitarian assistance.
These devastating floods have highlighted the human rights cost of the climate crisis. But what can we do to protect and represent those most vulnerable to climate change?
A discussion exploring this question will be led by:
HRW’s Environment and Human Rights Director Richard Pearshouse, alongside a panel of special guests including Steve Andrews, Chief Executive of Earthwatch, Matthew Owen, Director of Cool Earth, Farhana Yamin, Environmental Lawyer and Climate Activist and Dominique Palmer, a Forbes 2020 environmental justice leader and organiser of Fridays for Future, a global climate justice youth movement.
- Against the backdrop of the upcoming COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Richard and our panelists will discuss the human rights risks posed by climate change and how we can address them, including safeguarding at-risk populations from the impacts of climate change and improving representation of these communities in decision-making forums.