Youth climate champions speaking at the RHRN Summit

Youth, women at center of climate change fight

Dec. 4, 2022

As a child, climate activist Hilda Flavia Nekabuye’s family owned one of the biggest plantations in their village near Uganda’s Lake Victoria. But rising temperatures, rains and strong winds devastated the property and Nekabuye’s grandmother had to sell some of their land to feed her family. “I remember I had...

Kumi Naidoo

Kumi Naidoo resists ‘climate apartheid,’ calls for more voices, joy to address climate change

Dec. 4, 2022

In keynote address on Sunday, South African-born Kumi Naidoo stressed the need for a “mantle of leadership” among all people as humanity works to address climate change, with a more inclusive, collective approach.

Panelist at the Youth Climate panel session at RHRN Summit

4 key ways to address the climate crisis now

Dec. 4, 2022

Day three of the Right Here Right Now Global Climate summit at CU Boulder was filled with discussions of concrete solutions and urgent calls for collective action to reduce the human toll of the climate crisis today and to fend off a catastrophic future. To get there, panelists and speakers...

Mary Robinson

Women need to lead next phase of climate justice movement, Robinson says

Dec. 3, 2022

On the second day of the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit , keynote speaker and former Irish President Mary Robinson posed a question about a pretty, yellow plant we all know but might not love: the dandelion. She used the metaphor of the common weed to illustrate—and name—the...

Day 2 panel sessions

3 ways to hold government, industry accountable for addressing climate change

Dec. 3, 2022

To hold governments and industry accountable for protecting human rights threatened by climate change, youth, women and front-line communities must mobilize. Economists and investors must rethink what success looks like. And, as a last resort, litigation must be used, according to speakers at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate...

Sheila Watt-Cloutier giving her keynote address

Climate solutions lie in ‘country food’ and Indigenous knowledge, Watt-Cloutier says

Dec. 2, 2022

Sheila Watt-Cloutier has a simple prescription for staying warm in the icy fringes of the Arctic where average annual temperatures can plummet down to near zero degrees Fahrenheit: Don’t eat brand-name soup.

Day 1 - Impacts at the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit.

90 countries represented in first day of global climate summit focused on human rights

Dec. 2, 2022

Nearly 4,000 people from 90 countries convened at CU Boulder, either virtually or in-person Friday, for a day-long, candid exploration of something speakers contend isn’t talked about enough: how climate change impacts people’s lives right now.