Last week, Germany’s Constitutional Court reported that it had found climate protection to be a basic human right. That ruling sets a vital new precedent, because it stands on the foundation of a need to avoid preventable harm. The legal infrastructure for climate action connects to basic rights, because evidence shows climate disruption constitutes potentially devastating but […]

Tina Johnson is the director of the National Black Environmental Justice Network and is Principal of Johnson Strategy & Development Consultants, which works with a broad international network including groups from Europe and the U.S, top NGOs, governments, international foundations, and businesses. She specializes in U.S. and international Climate Change Policy, diplomacy, international climate change […]

This week, the Democrats took control of Senate committees, after an organizing agreement was reached between Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY). Senate Committees have been directed to begin working on climate-related hearings and legislation across all areas of responsibility.  Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the floor […]

2021 will be defined by major challenges. While we work to emerge stronger and healthier from the COVID crisis, climate disruption is rushing ahead of our efforts to stop it. We must get control of the climate crisis. There are many signs of hope that the world has the potential to overwhelmingly accelerate climate action […]