A collection of links related to the Climate Emergency.
- Stop Ecocide: International organization that is working to make damaging the earths ecosystems a crime.
“The rules of our world are laws, and they can be changed. Laws can restrict, or they can enable. What matters is what they serve. Many of the laws in our world serve property – they are based on ownership. But imagine a law that has a higher moral authority… a law that puts people and planet first. Imagine a law that starts from first do no harm, that stops this dangerous game and takes us to a place of safety….” Polly Higgins, 2015, Lawyer and author of Dare to be Great.
“We need to change the rules.” Greta Thunberg, 2019
- Pam Palmater – Indigenous Lawyer
- West Coast Environmental Law
- West Coast Environmental Law – Let’s build back better
- Raven Trust: Fundraising group supporting Indigenous Nations across Canada
RAVEN founder, Susan Smitten for a courageous conversation with Indigenous folks about rights, responsibility, and law on Turtle Island.
- Our Children’s Trust
Our Children’s Trust is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides strategic, campaign-based legal services from diverse backgrounds to secure their legal rights to a safe climate. We work to protect the Earth’s climate system for present and future generations by representing young people in global legal efforts to secure their binding and enforceable legal right to a healthy atmosphere and stable climate, based on the best available science. We support our youth clients and amplify their voices before the third branch of government in a highly strategic legal campaign that includes targeted media, education, and public engagement work to support the youths’ legal actions. Our legal work – guided by constitutional, public trust, human rights laws and the laws of nature – aims to ensure systemic and science—based climate recovery planning and remedies at federal, state and global level