Any tidal wave could drown us – Stories from the climate crisis

The climate crisis is upon us. Despite repeated scientific warnings, state climate action is lagging far behind what is needed to protect human rights. This report showcases communities’ experiences in seven brief case studies to provide a snapshot of how climate change negatively affects the enjoyment of human rights in different contexts, particularly of those who are marginalized, neglected or oppressed. It features stories, lived experience and demands of affected groups in Austria and Switzerland, Canada, Bangladesh, Fiji, Honduras, the Russian Federation and Senegal. The stories of suffering and hardship featured in this report are a call to action. They show the urgency of putting communities, human rights and humanity above short-term financial and political interests.

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