We held our first Community toolkit for change workshop on “Making the courts work for communities’ causes”, where we were joined by community leaders and supporters eager to explore how the courts can be leveraged in their campaigns for change.
Achieving climate justice requires so much more than adopting mitigation and adaptation measures, or setting targets for net zero. It requires a complete overhaul of the status quo to address the historical conditions and systems of oppression that have fuelled the climate crisis. This includes the dismantling of (neo)colonial capitalist structures that are baked into our laws, and replacing them with legal frameworks that properly honour communities and protect our planet, such as the proper recognition of community land and the rights of nature.
When litigating for change, all efforts can have impact and play a role in moving us towards the world we want to live in.