Alliance calls on leaders to address the human rights implications of climate change at the 2022 summit co-hosted by the University of Colorado Boulder and UN Human Rights.
– David Clark, Founder of Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance
BOULDER, COLORADO, USA, January 5, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – BOULDER, CO, January 5, 2022 – The Global Climate Alliance Right Here, Right Now, backed by the Human Rights of Nations United, an international initiative to promote climate change as a human rights crisis, expresses its deepest condolences to the victims of the historic fires in Boulder, Colo., Which were fueled by record drought and winds of over 100 mph .
In light of more than 35,000 evacuations and the destruction of 1,000 homes, the alliance applauds first responders, as well as the local, state and federal response, while calling on civic leaders and organizations to fight the implications widespread human rights issues from this and other catastrophic climate change. – rapidly increasing related events around the world.
As global warming accelerates climate change, expert scientists and meteorologists suggest that the Boulder fires are further evidence of the climate emergency that intensifies natural disasters and their impact on the human rights of people. The alliance is launching a global initiative to focus on climate change as a human rights crisis, as it disproportionately affects poor and marginalized and vulnerable populations, including people of color, women, children, the elderly, indigenous peoples, minorities, migrants, rural workers and people with disabilities, among others.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boulder fires and the innocent people who are suffering from this crisis. It is essential that we view climate change from a human rights perspective and that we address society’s obligations to respect, protect, fulfill and promote human rights for all people without discrimination, by especially communities on the front lines of climate change, ”said David Clark, founder of Right. Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance.
With the generous support of the United Nations global partner for human rights, the alliance works with academic institutions, policy makers, NGOs, businesses, scientists, technologists, journalists and the artistic and cultural communities. entertainment on initiatives to limit greenhouse gas emissions, ensuring equal access to housing and resources, innovation in early warning systems, adaptation and mitigation planning, And much more. United Nations human rights represent the world’s commitment to the promotion and protection of all human rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Under the leadership of the High Commissioner and with a staff of 1,500 working in over 90 countries, the United Nations Human Rights Organization aims to make human rights a reality in people’s lives. around the world.
The United Nations for Human Rights and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) will also host the inaugural Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit in Boulder from December 1-4, 2022. The summit is designed to engage human rights, scientists, politicians, education, cultural and industry leaders to commit to specific goals that will help slow climate change and combat its adverse effects on people. human rights. As media around the world have reported on these historic Boulder, Colorado fires that wiped out entire communities, Boulder’s setting as this summit’s destination is more poignant than ever.
Ranked # 1 in the world in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, CU has been selected by the alliance to host the World Summit. For more than half a century, CU Boulder has been a leader in climate and energy research, interdisciplinary environmental studies, and human rights programs, and has engaged in practices of sustainability on campus and beyond. CU Boulder is co-hosting the event as part of its global public research mission and global leadership in research related to the environment, behavioral sciences and human rights issues.
In November 2021, top celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Cher, Quincy Jones, Billy Porter, Camila Cabello, Pitbull, Cyndi Lauper and Ellen DeGeneres teamed up in a social media blitz to help launch the Global Alliance for climate Right Here, Right Now and support United Nations Human Rights with an urgent appeal to the leaders gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow to consider climate change as a human rights crisis. Leonardo DiCaprio, an Oscar®award-winning actor and advocate for environmental issues, tweeted: “The homes, lands, health and lives of those most affected by climate change are at risk. Join the @rhrn_climate alliance and global partner @unitednationshumanrights in calling on the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow @ cop26uk to treat #ClimateChange like the #Human Rights crisis.