Sweet potato, Port Vila Vanuatu. Image Credit: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Human rights framings of climate change impacts can be important for amplifying the voices and interests of those that are often side lined, evoking greater moral urgency, and helping mobilise political action for climate justice. It is critical that Pacific Islanders are portrayed not as ‘victims’ or ‘proof’ of climate change, but as real people with dignity and dreams for the future. This study from Vanuatu Climate Action Network (VCAN), the University of Queensland and the Griffith University seeks to support climate justice framings and efforts to amplify the voices of those most affected by loss and damage, especially in international forums.