As the world changes quickly, the idea of “climate rights” is becoming more popular as we debate who is entitled to a livable future. But what exactly are climate rights, and how can we ensure that they become a reality?

At their core, climate rights are about justice between generations. The actions of past and present generations have contributed to a warming planet, rising sea levels, and extreme weather conditions that threaten the survival of future generations. Advocates of climate rights argue that those who will bear the brunt of these impacts have the right to a livable future, and it is the responsibility of current governments and individuals to take action to ensure that they are not left to suffer the consequences of our collective inaction.

Despite the compelling argument for climate rights, there are significant obstacles to making them a reality. However, as we tackle the challenges of climate change, it is crucial that we consider the needs and rights of those who will inherit the planet from us.