Climate Change and Climate Justice

The Problem

Burning fossil fuels, such as coal and gas, account for most of the world’s global warming pollution. Some say we have harmed the planet sufficiently that there is no going back.

We are already seeing some of the effects—draughts, floods and storms. We all suffer the consequences of climate change, but poor communities, especially in developing nations, suffer the most.

Rainforests globally absorb around 20% percent of the carbon dioxide created by burning fossil fuels. Unfortunately, our rainforests could be destroyed by large-scale infrastructure projects, such as highways, illegal logging, and pollution.

Losing the rainforests doesn’t just affect the region. It affects us all.

ERI’s Solution

We attack the climate change problem by training lawyers and legal advocates to be aware of dangers, impacts, and relevant legal tools of climate change.

We tell people about the risks of climate change, try to decrease investments in carbon companies, and are planning projects on assigning liability to carbon majors to try to stop the dangerous path we are on.

We stop climate-destroying projects such as coal-fired power plants, extreme oil and gas practices such as gas flaring and shale oil extraction, and mega-dams.

We fight alongside indigenous peoples protecting the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest and one of earth’s best defenses against climate change.

Project and Cases

Hongsa Power Plant and Mining Project

Shwe Gas Project

Coal in Myanmar