United Nations Human Rights and CU Boulder are co-hosting the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit this December, a three-day summit addressing the interconnectedness of human rights and climate change.
From rising sea levels, extreme weather events, wildfires and droughts, to food insecurity, health impacts, mass migrations and increasing global conflict, there is no denying climate change is a humanitarian crisis. By gathering some of the world's foremost human rights, scientific, political, educational, cultural and industry leaders, we hope that, together, we can commit to specific outcomes that will address the adverse effects of climate change on human rights.
United Nations Human Rights:
Global Partner, Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance
United Nations Human Rights is the global partner of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance and the leading UN organization on human rights. United Nations Human Rights represent the world’s commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Under the leadership of the High Commissioner, and with a staff of 1,500 working in more than 90 countries, they aim to make human rights a reality in the lives of people everywhere.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Quincy Jones, Edward Norton Lend Voices to Climate Action Campaign
We’re grateful for all of the celebrities who are helping promote climate change as a human rights crisis, since people of color, the poor, and marginalized will suffer most from this escalating climate catastrophe.
—David Clark, Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Alliance