EJF believes the climate crisis is both an environmental and human rights issue, and our Climate Campaign aims to secure international protection for the world’s growing population of climate refugees.
Climate change is an existential threat to humanity. As global temperatures hit levels not seen since records began, extreme weather events continue to cause major disruption and the rising cost of inaction leaves the poorest and most vulnerable people on our planet worst affected.
Alongside this, we must all do what we can to reduce our footprint on the planet - EJF supports an end to our carbon addiction and for the adoption of truly innovative approaches to our global energy needs.
Yet globally, we continue to pump over 36 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere each year by burning fossil fuels, pushing concentrations to levels not seen for millions of years. Climate change is no longer a future threat. It is happening here and now, and communities across the world – from the Pacific Islands to Alaska – are already fleeing in the wake of the climate crisis and greater social, economic and political instability it brings.