Climate Justice Hypocrisy

Sierra Rayne
Over the last several years, a group of so-called Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have been pressuring the United Nations "for enhanced measures to be taken on combating climate change, especially in speeding up the availability of funds for poorer nations to adapt to global warming."  These small island countries said "the world was not moving quickly enough to either mitigate the effects of climate change or support the poorest countries as they tried to adapt to them."  More recently, the SIDS have indicated they "are seeking to take the issue of climate change before the International Court of Justice."  However, there has been relatively little critical examination of who these SIDS are, and what validity their claims for climate justice may -- or may not -- have. The list of current SIDS members across the Caribbean; the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans; and the South China Sea is as follows: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados,...(Read Full Post)

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