Climate justice

Climate justice means equitable solutions to climate change which are based on the rights, needs, participation, and agreement of the communities who are feeling the greatest impact of climate change or who will be affected by mitigation attempts.

Climate justice and sustainable livelihoods are closely linked, since community management of resources that support livelihoods offers a better chance of long term sustainability than top-down development schemes which serve the interests of national and international business elites, and reinforce global inequality.

Indonesian civil society protest in Copenhagen, December 2009

Press release:  Down to Earth, London Mining Network and War on Want
2 October 2012.

The announcement[1] of new Financial Services Authority (FSA) rules on reverse takeovers[2] and other regulatory 'blind spots' is yet another case of too little too late.

DTE's new Indonesian-language book, Keadilan Iklim dan Penghidupan yang Berkelanjutan Jilid II (Climate Justice and Sustainable Livelihoods 2nd Edition) is updated from the 2009 book.

It consists of DTE newsletter articles on the themes of climate justice, climate change developments in Indonesia, energy and renewable energy; and sustainable livelihoods. 

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DTE briefing, 14th June, 2012

Activists asked Bumi plc awkward questions at the company's first London AGM today. Bumi was listed on the London Stock Exchange earlier this year amid criticism over governance, environment, and human rights.

DTE 91-92, May 2012

The Fourth Congress of the Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (KMAN IV) celebrated the achievements of the past five years. But there is still much more to be done to secure indigenous communities’ rights to lands and resources.

DTE 91-92, May 2012

A personal view of KMAN IV by Clare McVeigh

In April this year, I was fortunate to be invited to represent DtE as an observer at KMAN IV and the National Indigenous Women’s Meeting in Tobelo. It was a remarkable experience to see at first hand one of the largest and most diverse indigenous movements consolidate and advance collective efforts to fight for the rights of indigenous peoples.

DTE 91-92, May 2012

An overview of some of the outcomes of KMAN IV: AMAN’s people, plans and demands for the future.

DTE 91-92, May 2012

By Clare McVeigh, DTE