At current rates, sea-level rise will either submerge or make unlivable a host of islands within a century, maybe sooner — presenting a humanitarian crisis for vulnerable populations.
The bigger the role indigenous peoples have in global climate change negotiations, the better off we all may be.
Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, first woman and the first person from a developing country to serve as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, has big plans for the next three years to give indigenous peoples a voice.
Just as natural resource destruction has been linked to global conflict, protecting nature can serve as the bedrock for peaceful societies.
Historically, communities have rarely benefited from the use of their natural resources by the outside world — until now.
Many human rights violations slip under the radar of major news outlets, despite their profound impact on communities (and ecosystems).
In recent decades, indigenous peoples have made significant progress in ensuring that their rights are recognized and respected.
This International Women’s Day, learn how environmental issues impact women — and how they’re taking action.