The slow-onset impacts of climate change are displacing communities and having severe impacts on human rights – the right to health, food security, water and sanitation, life, religious expression, and culture, among others.
Often, grassroots, frontline communities have the best and most appropriate solutions to these challenges. At the same time, these communities receive the smallest share of funding and are often sidelined by state and international decision makers.
This is why UUSC is partnering with grassroots organizations in communities directly impacted by climate change – to advance human rights-based solutions to climate change and climate-forced displacement. Together, we can shift the landscape from primarily reacting to climate disasters to preventative, community-led planning for slow-onset climate change events.
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