Climate Justice:
A Human Rights Approach 

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The annual Article 3 Advisors Human Rights Day luncheon is a time to pause, reflect and focus on a pressing human rights issue, with topics selected that are deeply rooted in social, political and economic history and profoundly relevant to current events. A stimulating, thought provoking and engaging event is intended for philanthropists, activists, practitioners, civic leaders, and change agents who are oriented towards understanding complex issues, passing on knowledge and acting on solutions. It is our hope that the program served as a catalyst for a rich dialogue and a deeper understanding among key stakeholders and influencers. We also intended to provide funders with an opportunity to engage and support innovative organizations and champions for climate justice. 

Human rights day 2016 focused on “Climate Justice: A Human Rights Approach” a defining issue of our time, with the intent to bring greater awareness and understanding of the inextricable link between climate change and human rights, and the profound effect on all of humanity. The integration of  human considerations into climate policies is necessary to achieve results that benefit both the people and the planet. Thus, climate actions designed and implemented without respect for human rights risks dramatically violating those inherent rights worldwide.

Special thanks to our advisory committee: Glen Galaich, Libby Marsh, Will Fitzpatrick, Maureen Blanc, Randy Newcomb and Jennifer Davis.


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Featured Speakers

Dr. Simon Adams,  Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, has worked extensively with governments and civil society organizations in South Africa, East Timor, Rwanda, and elsewhere. Between 1994 and 2002 Dr. Adams worked with Sinn Féin and former IRA prisoners in support of the Northern Ireland peace process. He is also a former anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress in South Africa. Full bio >>

Dr. Simon Adams
Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, has worked extensively with governments and civil society organizations in South Africa, East Timor, Rwanda, and elsewhere. Between 1994 and 2002 Dr. Adams worked with Sinn Féin and former IRA prisoners in support of the Northern Ireland peace process. He is also a former anti-apartheid activist and member of the African National Congress in South Africa.

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Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy firm. He was the founder of ClimateWorks Foundation (2008) and Energy Foundation (1991), and served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  He served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board for several financial, science, and philanthropic groups. Full bio >>  

Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy firm. He was the founder of ClimateWorks Foundation (2008) and Energy Foundation (1991), and served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.  He served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, and currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board for several financial, science, and philanthropic groups.

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Seema Jalan is the Executive Director of the Universal Access Project and Policy at the United Nations Foundation, a multi-stakeholder initiative of foundations and NGOs strengthening U.S. leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. Seema has more than 15 years of experience promoting gender equality and girls’ and women’s health and human rights globally.  Full bio >>

Seema Jalan is the Executive Director of the Universal Access Project and Policy at the United Nations Foundation, a multi-stakeholder initiative of foundations and NGOs strengthening U.S. leadership on sexual and reproductive health and rights globally. Seema has more than 15 years of experience promoting gender equality and girls’ and women’s health and human rights globally. 

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Van Jones is the President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps. Current initiatives, #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, create innovative solutions to "close the prison doors, open the doors of opportunity, into a new green economy." A Yale- educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times Bestsellers:The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives.  Full bio >>

Van Jones is the President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps. Current initiatives, #cut50, #YesWeCode, and Green For All, create innovative solutions to "close the prison doors, open the doors of opportunity, into a new green economy." A Yale- educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times Bestsellers:The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. 

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Moderator Randy Newcomb is the President and CEO, of Humanity United, leading all aspects of Humanity United’s strategic planning, development, and operations. He works closely with the organization’s founders and Board of Trustees to ensure that HU achieves its long-term mission and strategic objectives. Prior to joining HU, Randy was a Vice President of Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, where he focused on developing global partnerships and investments across a variety of sectors. Full bio >>

Moderator Randy Newcomb
is the President and CEO, of Humanity United, leading all aspects of Humanity United’s strategic planning, development, and operations. He works closely with the organization’s founders and Board of Trustees to ensure that HU achieves its long-term mission and strategic objectives.

Prior to joining HU, Randy was a Vice President of Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, where he focused on developing global partnerships and investments across a variety of sectors.

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Michelle Romero is the Deputy Director of Green For All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Founded in 2007, Green For All prioritizes the people hit first and worst by pollution and climate change by uplifting their stories and advancing solutions. With nearly a decade of organizing and advocacy experience, Michelle has worked on a range of issue-based campaigns for higher education, immigrant rights, economic justice, climate justice, and voting rights. Full bio >>

Michelle Romero is the Deputy Director of Green For All, a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Founded in 2007, Green For All prioritizes the people hit first and worst by pollution and climate change by uplifting their stories and advancing solutions.

With nearly a decade of organizing and advocacy experience, Michelle has worked on a range of issue-based campaigns for higher education, immigrant rights, economic justice, climate justice, and voting rights.

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Facilitator Glen Galaich is the CEO of the Stupski Foundation and  is responsible for leading the overall strategy of the Foundation as well as overseeing the programmatic focus areas and operations of the Foundation.  Glen previously served as Chief Executive Officer of The Philanthropy Workshop, whose mission was to educate, inspire, and activate a peer network of effective, engaged, and innovative philanthropists.  Full bio >>

Facilitator Glen Galaich is the CEO of the Stupski Foundation and  is responsible for leading the overall strategy of the Foundation as well as overseeing the programmatic focus areas and operations of the Foundation. 

Glen previously served as Chief Executive Officer of The Philanthropy Workshop, whose mission was to educate, inspire, and activate a peer network of effective, engaged, and innovative philanthropists.  Full bio >>

 

Resources


Read our climate justice blog series with posts from Trip Van Noppen (Earth Justice), Dr. Simon Adams (Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect), Vivek Maru (Namati)



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