No future without courage: Human rights defenders in the Americas speaking up on the climate crisis

This report highlights the work, achievements and proposals of human rights defenders, groups and organizations that are key actors in providing concrete responses to the serious challenges posed by the climate crisis across the Americas and beyond. These groups include Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendants, other racialized persons and groups and campesino and rural communities working to defend territory, environment and sustainable livelihoods, as well as climate and environmental activists and all those who, individually or collectively, are taking action to pursue alternatives and offer just and inclusive solutions to mitigate climate change, transition to a fossil fuel free future, with environmentally-friendly renewable energy that upholds human rights and enables us to adapt to climate change, and provide reparations for the loss and damage that is already unavoidable.

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