A small coastal village in the Philippines has been losing its land to the encroaching sea over the past 27 years. Residents on the frontlines plead for permanent relocation and hope those who are accountable will pay.
The world’s first national enquiry framing climate change as a human rights issue has been filed before the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, but respondents are questioning its jurisdiction.
People living within low-lying states are being forced to relocate due to worsening storms and rising seas, but they will not be recognised in the United Nations migration pact talks next year - putting lives at risk, campaigners said.
Loren Legarda –
According to a recent paper in the journal Nature, the amount of carbon emissions that can be emitted before breaching the 1.5°C warming threshold is somewhat larger than was previously thought. But this is no reason for complacency.
Experts predict that climate change will displace millions of the world's most vulnerable populations. CSR Asia' Rebecca Walker Chan discusses how climate refugees could impact countries and businesses.