We commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10th: Harmony for Humanity

As we commemorate Human Rights Day on December 10, let us acknowledge that the right to a healthy environment is crucial to our collective well-being.

In the context of the climate change crisis, let us recognize the profound connection between environmental justice and human rights. Climate change driven by human activities poses a direct threat to this basic human right. As temperatures rise, extreme weather events become more frequent, ecosystems become disrupted, and individuals and communities worldwide face the consequences of environmental degradation.

At the heart of the climate change crisis lies a profound issue of human rights – the right to inherit an environment that is healthy and conducive to a dignified life.

The impact of climate change is not uniform, and vulnerable populations often bear the brunt of its effects. Indigenous communities, low-income groups and marginalized populations are disproportionately affected, facing displacement, loss of livelihoods and threats to their cultural heritage. In this context, addressing climate change is not just an environmental imperative but a moral obligation rooted in the principles of human rights.

By acknowledging the interconnectedness of human rights and the climate crisis, we can work towards a more just and sustainable future, where every individual has the right to live in a world that nurtures rather than jeopardizes their well-being.

“At the core of trauma work is honoring human rights and actually taking care; integrating trauma and preventing the new creation of trauma.” – Thomas Hübl

To foster a robust human rights culture that prioritizes environmental stewardship, we have come together to recalibrate the foundation by participating in the 10 Days of the Summit, offering our intentions for a future where justice, equality, and environmental well-being harmoniously coexist, ensuring the rights of all inhabitants are respected and upheld.

“One of the most underutilized resources we have is the good intentions of people around the world and our willingness to make a difference.” – Kosha Joubert

As we move towards a culture of trauma-Informed care, we also bring this shift of consciousness to encourage local and global collaboration to heal our climate.