Environmental Rights and Environmental Health
Climate Justice for Girls
Global climate change is a grave and certain threat to the survival of children and future generations. Climate change is an urgent human rights matter that disproportionately impacts girls--especially Indigenous girls and girls in the global south and Arctic regions--threatening their rights to life, security, health, and numerous other social, economic, and cultural rights. Justice for Girls is acting domestically and internationally to stop the continued use and development of fossil fuels, especially tar sands and shale gas, which are a key source of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Learn more about our environmental justice work...
Read Justice for Girls International and Just Planet's 2015 written submission to the UN Human Rights Committee regarding children's right to life in relation to climate change. Read our joint oral submission made before the Committee on
July 14, 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2012, at the most recent review of Canada by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, Justice for Girls made a written submission to the Committee, along with two young environmental leaders, about girls' rights in relation to climate change. Read our submission.
Justice for Girls and David Suzuki Foundation joint interns--Zoe Craig and Rekha Dhillon-Richardson-- traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to speak to members of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Read about it: Teen girls prompt United Nations Rights Committee to question Canada about climate change.
Read Zoe Craig's presentation before the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project Joint Review Panel
In June 2015, Rehka presented a TEDx talk about children and climate change. Watch it here.