How do we safeguard human dignity, sustainable access to resources, and the natural environment?
The climate crisis requires new thinking on human rights and humanitarian ethics.
Las Casas Fellow, Dr Hugo Slim, is developing research into the humanitarian ethics of climate emergency. This will help to clarify the new human rights and human duties that need to be spelled out as human rights workers and humanitarians struggle to protect people from intensifying heatwaves, floods and droughts, and support community adaptation around the world. Essential to this new emergency climate ethics is a balance to be struck between protecting the dignity of human life and preserving non-human life.
- Article: ‘It’s time to pivot from war aid to climate aid’ (Hugo Slim)