Watch EJF's new video following the launch of the new Cod Save The Sea T-shirt at London Fashion Week 2011.
The Cod Save The Sea T-shirt is part of The Rodnik Band’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection inspired by EJF’s work to end pirate fishing.
The Rodnik Band, who caused a stir at New York and London Fashion Weeks this season, created a collection of the brand's signature "art dresses", from aquatic shades of fish to chips-shaped ball gowns and submarine trench coats.
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EJF looks at water footprints with a focus on water in cotton production and the demise of the Aral Sea which shrunk to 10% of its former volume due to irresponsible cotton production in the region.
By 2050, there will be an estimated 150 million climate refugees - people forced to leave their homes by droughts, extreme weather patterns and sea level rise associated with climate change. There is no international law designed to protect these most vulnerable people and their needs.
President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and Premier Talagi of Niue told EJF about how climate change is affecting their countries.
EJF is calling for international protection for climate refugees. We believe that that there needs to be a legally-binding, international Protocol that identifies and protects these people displaced from their homes by deteriorating environmental conditions. We campaign for a new Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change to be established in the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Human rights should be at the heart of international action on climate change.
Children as young as seven are employed in the cotton industry for a variety of tasks including cottonseed production, pesticide spraying and the annual cotton harvest.
EJF interviews Tillman Thomas, the Prime Minister of Grenada, about the impacts of climate change that are already being felt in Grenada, and the commitments that countries should make to lower their carbon emissions.
"We need a voice on climate change because we are the most vulnerable," Thomas says. "We feel the impacts of climate change more than the larger nations."
The video is part of a series of interviews with philosophers, scientists, heads of state, academics, and UN officials on migration and climate change, curated and produced for the Hay Festival Maldives 2010.
EJF interviews Premier Talagi of the Pacific island nation of Niue and former Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
Premier Talagi describes how his country is at the forefront of the changes that are already taking place as a result of our changing climate.
A Nation Under Threat: The impacts of climate change on human rights and forced migration in Bangladesh: The report explores how climate change has become one of the major challenges to the enjoyment of the basic rights to life, food, health, water, housing and self-determination in one of the World's most climate vulnerable countries.