Principles of Climate Justice

The Foundation elaborated a draft set of climate justice principles which it had an opportunity to introduce to a meeting of a small group of people from all parts of the world who have been working on climate justice issues. The meeting was supported by Rockefeller Brothers Foundation in Pocantico in July 2011.

The draft principles were developed and amended based on the common understanding of key principles, concepts and opportunities identified and discussed at the meeting. The Principles of Climate Justice, now adopted by the Board and operative in the Foundation’s activities, follow.

These principles are rooted in the frameworks of international and regional human rights law and do not require the breaking of any new ground on the part of those who ought, in the name of climate justice, to be willing to take them on.