In many of the world's poorest countries, its impacts already undermine people’s right to life, health, food, water, housing and self-determination. Where the impacts are felt most acutely, the only way to survive is to move. Today, these climate refugees outnumber refugees fleeing persecution and violence by three to one.
EJF works to raise awareness of this humanitarian crisis and ensure the well-being and welfare of those affected. We campaign for a new, legally-binding instrument for their legal recognition, protection and assistance.
In Bangladesh, more than 80% of the population survive on less than $2 a day. The "multiplier effect" of climate change stands to push people deeper into poverty, undermining progress on development and even threatening regional stability.
In this short film, EJF explains how climate change is having a profound human impact on one of the world's poorest countries.
To celebrate the launch of the iconic "Save the Future" t-shirt at H&M, British fashion designer Katharine Hamnett talks about the campaign. Behind-the-scenes footage included.
With thanks to Marc Monserat and Nicolas Jaar.
There's No Place Like Home: Campaigning for environmental security and human rights
Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes and land by climate-related, natural disasters. Some of these people are displaced by sudden onset storms and flooding, others by longer term hazards such as drought and desertification. Most are from the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries. Many face an uncertain future, with nowhere to go and no means to survive.
EJF works to raise awareness and improve the well-being and welfare of these climate refugees. We campaign for a new, legally-binding instrument for their legal recognition, protection and assistance.
Help us get their voices heard
EJF’s Home Truths – the Climate Witness Network is working to connect people around the world, empowering them to start a dynamic conversation on climate change, providing a platform where people can share their thoughts, ideas and hopes. EJF is helping individuals and communities to document the issues that affect them, using photography and film to show what it is like to live on the frontline of climate change.
White Gold: Uzbekistan, a Slave Nation for Our Cotton?: The report summarises information provided by independent journalists and human rights activists on the conditions under which the Uzbek cotton industry operates.
Slave Nation: This report reveals how the Government of Uzbekistan continues to lie to the international community while routinely compelling hundreds of thousands of children as labourers in the country’s annual cotton harvest.
All At Sea: This report documents how individuals working on pirate fishing vessels can be subject to excessive working hours, incarceration, and physical abuse up to and including murder.
Lowering the Flag: This report from 2010 investigates the use of flags of convenience by pirate fishing vessels and advocates for the end of this widespread practice that is 'the scourge of today's maritime world'.
Somebody Knows: A must-read for all retailers and brands keen to understand why knowing where their cotton comes from is so important, and how they can go about tracking and tracing this seemingly complex supply chain.
Still in the Fields: The report summarises EJF’s in-country investigations in October 2008 and reports from independent media and human rights defenders in Uzbekistan.