Source material and useful links

for Tread Softly background briefings on Climate Justice

Advocacy and Campaigns

Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

News and Analysis

Climate Home News

IPS News


UN Negotiations

UN Climate Change

Preamble and Text of Paris Agreement

LDC Climate Change

Task force on displacement related to the adverse effects of climate change

A Short(ish) History of the UN Climate Summits – infographic from The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit

Science and Data

Global Warming of 1.5C – Summary for Policymakers from Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Emissions Gap Report 2020 from UN Environment Programme

Climate Watch

Climate Risk Index 2021

Climate Justice

Incorporating Human Rights into Climate Action from Mary Robinson Foundation

Statement on the human rights obligations related to climate change, with a particular focus on the right to life by UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Environment

Climate Action Tracker individual country pledges for greenhouse gas emission reductions

Climate Justice Finance

Adaptation Gap Report 2020 from UN Environment Programme

Explainer: Dealing with the ‘loss and damage’ caused by climate change – from Carbon Brief

Why the climate crisis is a humanitarian emergency from UN Humanitarian

Climate Change and Displacement

UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition

Platform on Disaster Displacement

Climate Litigation

Client Earth

Scientists Can Now Blame Individual Natural Disasters on Climate Change – from Scientific American

(Un)Natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change – from World Meteorological Organization

Interview with James Thornton, head of public interest law firm Client Earth, explaining how the law can be harnessed for the good of people and the planet, from DW

more Climate Justice briefings (updated May 2021)
The Case for Climate Justice
Climate Justice in International Law
Climate Justice Finance
Climate Displacement
Climate Litigation
Source material and useful links