Against the Current: Human Rights and Climate Justice in the Global South
Jessica Corredor Villamil | March 28, 2023
Against the Current is the result of the collective effort of participants from Dejusticia’s seventh annual Global Action-Research Workshop for Young Human Rights Advocates.
This book was written by Alejandra Donoso, Seyed Mahdi Khodaei, Bruno Martins Morais, and Mildred Meléndez Otero. It was edited by Jessica Corredor.
Against the Current is the result of the collective effort of participants from Dejusticia’s seventh annual Global Action-Research Workshop for Young Human Rights Advocates, held in Bogotá and Putumayo, Colombia, in 2019. This encounter brought together seventeen activists from the global South to reflect on the challenges posed by the current climate crisis and possible strategies for addressing this crisis that
place human rights at the forefront.
The four chapters in this book—which explore cases from Brazil, Chile, Iran, and Puerto Rico—show how even though the picture is bleak with regard to climate change’s impacts on human rights, there is hope when we place communities and their rights front and center.
In summary, this book argues that the struggle against climate change must be transversal to other social demands and that it is through collective action around human rights—based on robust research—that we can effectively address the climate crisis.
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