By 2050, million of climate refugees will be forced to leave their homes by droughts, extreme weather patterns and sea level rise. There is no international law designed to protect their needs. EJF talked to President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives and Premier Talagi of Niue about how climate change is affecting their countries.
Organic cotton t-shirts designed by Allegra Hicks, Jenny Packham, Richard Nicoll, Ciel, Giles Deacon, Allegra Hicks, Zandra Rhodes, John Rocha, Luella, Katharine Hamnett, Christian Lacroix, Betty Jackson for EJF.
A short film focussed on the environmental abuses associated with cotton production.
At the climate change summit in Copenhagen in December, world leaders will make decisions affecting the future of our planet.
Over two thirds of the world’s cotton is grown in developing countries and the former Soviet Union. Valued at over $32 billion every year, global cotton production should be improving lives. But this "white gold" too often brings misery.
With thanks to sound studio 4AM Productions.
EJF's Ocean Campaigner Andy Hickman speaks at the Frontline Club on the 7th June. Short film screening of Deadly Catch, followed by a discussion with an expert panel and audience Q&A. Chaired by Tom Clarke, science correspondent Channel 4 News. Domitilla Senni, policy adviser to the Pew Environment Group since 2006. John Pearce is a Senior Consultant at MRAG Ltd.
One of the single biggest factors in ocean degradation is overfishing. Fish stocks have declined dramatically, with as much as 90% of big fish gone in some parts of the global ocean. More than one billion people rely on fish as their main source of protein globally. As catches decline and quotas and rules are tightened in response, there has been a huge increase in illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) or “pirate” fishing.
Pirate fishing is estimated to make up almost one-fifth of the global catch, and respects neither national boundaries nor international attempts to manage ocean resources. The recent seizure of £4 million worth of seafood in the Spanish port of Las Palmas, allegedly caught illegally in west African waters and headed for dinner tables in Europe, serves to highlight this growing criminal trade, which exploits lax regulations at ports and on the high seas, and often involves serious human rights infringements.