Climate Justice affirms the rights of communities dependent on natural resources for their livelihood and cultures to own and manage the same in a sustainable manner, and is opposed to the commodification of nature and its resources. (Bali Principles of Climate Justice, article 18, August 29, 2002) ACCC upholds Climate Justice and advocates it in all aspects of its work in all platforms.
A fair share in the context of the right to development needs to be adhered to. This significantly includes:
– Access to finance and technology;
– Recognition of survival and development emissions in carbon budget solely for LDCs, SIDs, developing countries;
– Capacity building;
– Justice in the choice of development pathways;
– Addressing the distinction between necessary vs luxury causes of emissions;
– Climate-related hazards and inter-connected but differentiated impacts; and,
– Full respectfulness to human rights.
Development needs to ensure that no negative impacts are generated on others, with stronger national environmental protection and conservation. ACCC works to ensure climate justice is reviewed and reflected in the current NDCs.
Here are some resources to better understand Climate Justice!
Fair Shares: A Civil Society Equity Review of INDCs, November 2015