Environmental Justice Foundation

Calling for global climate action

Millions of people, who have contributed the least to climate change, are experiencing its first and worst effects. Communities like the Sami are suffering from lack of action. We are fighting for climate justice. EJF is working to document people's stories and secure their legal protection.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1088128)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£10,191

Donations

21

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

  • Today I think we live in a society where it's popular to talk a lot about justice. We talk about the environment, we talk about the climate issues, but when it comes down to it, are you willing to make a change?

    — Maxida Marak of the Sami culture

  • We went home and saw that there was nothing left. There wasn‚Äôt a single house that you could live in.

    — Ataur Rahman, a climate refugee from Bangladesh

  • Forced migration resulting from climate change is not some far off concept to be considered in the future. This is happening now, to people today, often among the poorest and most vulnerable.

    — Steve Trent - EJF Director

  • Today I think we live in a society where it's popular to talk a lot about justice. We talk about the environment, we talk about the climate issues, but when it comes down to it, are you willing to make a change?

    — Maxida Marak of the Sami culture

  • We went home and saw that there was nothing left. There wasn’t a single house that you could live in.

    — Ataur Rahman, a climate refugee from Bangladesh

  • Forced migration resulting from climate change is not some far off concept to be considered in the future. This is happening now, to people today, often among the poorest and most vulnerable.

    — Steve Trent - EJF Director

Situation

Extreme weather events and declining natural resources resulting from climate change are leaving the poorest and most vulnerable people on our planet at ever-greater risk. An estimated 1.6 billion people will be forced from their homes and land by 2060 because of climate change. They contribute least to climate change but are first and worst affected by its impacts.

Solution

EJF will document testimonies and gather evidence from vulnerable communities, bringing their concerns and the human face of climate change to international attention. We will build an influential coalition and campaign for climate justice, using film and photos alongside hard-hitting reports and legal briefings that persuade decision makers to take action, both for a legal agreement and to fully implement the Paris Agreement to reduce our global carbon emissions.