All the science on climate change points to carbon emissions due to economic activity based on fossil fuel consumption and certain agricultural activities. The biggest sources of emissions are the wealthy and developed countries and some rapidly industrialising parts of the world but the consequences of climate change are felt most in less developed countries, where agriculture is dependent on predictable seasonal patterns and defensive measures are non-existent.
This poses major questions about social justice which must be addressed in the context of mitigation and adaptation measures so that the cost burden falls on the polluter and the victims are protected and compensated. The climate justice working group seeks to highlight these issues, raise awareness, promote policy change and practical action and support the empowerment of communities facing the effects of global warming and climate change.
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