From Chipko movement to global youth climate movement: Understanding it in the Indian context

The global youth climate movement faces significant challenges, including criminalisation and lack of support from the governments, yet it remains resilient. It is worth exploring India, with the world’s largest youth population, in relation to the youth climate movement at the intersection of right to participation and climate justice.

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Can human rights lawyers and legal academics support human rights defenders in new ways?

Understanding human rights law as a discourse of preventative practice, rather than remedy, can support preparedness in the face of large-scale emergencies, like the ecological crisis, but also in the face of ‘everyday’ emergencies faced by human rights defenders.

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Ocean defenders are environmental human rights defenders

Those who are protesting against unsustainable uses of the ocean or exclusionary approaches to marine conservation should be recognised and protected as environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs), due to growing awareness of the interdependence between a healthy ocean and human rights.

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Deliberative democracy: Facilitating environmental protection

The interplay between states and corporations is complex because of the increasingly blurred line between their spheres of influence. It is worth exploring the benefits of deliberative governance as a means of transparency in the decision-making process that fosters public participation and effective environmental protection.

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COP 28: Weighed and found wanting

Hopes were high that COP 28 might be a game-changer against the climate crisis. A closer look at the outcomes of the climate summit, however, say otherwise.

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Global business sector must step up to climate change obligations

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights remain relevant in terms of addressing business responsibilities regarding climate change. However, the private sector should be obligated to contribute towards climate financing, given the urgent need in the Pacific.

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The Nova Kakhovka dam disaster: Another Chernobyl?

The destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam necessitated instant humanitarian action, yet, it will have massive far-reaching economic and social consequences over a much greater geographical area, including potential displacement and population migration risks.

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Climate-Related Emergencies on the Rise in Asia and the Pacific: Are We Prepared?

Climate change has increased both the frequency and intensity of natural disasters in the past decade, particularly in the Asia-Pacific. A transformative adaptation and mitigation effort is essential to ensure resilience and sustainable development in the region.

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Protecting climate change refugees in the 21st century: A call to action for African leaders

In Southern Africa and other regions alike the majority of refugees are fleeing from climate disasters. Yet, international refugee law is silent on the matter. This leaves vulnerable groups at greater risk of human rights violations including statelessness and persecution.

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A claim for climate justice and protection measures: IDPs in Asia-Pacific are at risk

Climate change and natural disasters' impact on IDPs in Asia-Pacific must be viewed from a climate justice perspective. A rights-based approach, prevention measures, and participation in decision-making are crucial in building a protection system for IDPs.

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