Right to Life
Everyone has a right to life. Climate change fundamentally threatens that, not just for those in the future, but in the present too. Without restoration, millions of people will have their right to life breached. This ties our aims as an organisation in with this universally accepted principle.
Right to a safe and Stable climate
Everyone has the right to grow, learn, develop and achieve happiness. For this to happen, a stable grounding is needed, in the form of a safe and stable climate. We are, after all, reliant upon it for all we do - we call it 'Mother Earth' for a reason. We are aware of how precarious an unstable climate may make our lives.
In solving a problem as big as climate change, we cannot ignore the evidence. Thus when looking for solutions we cannot allow our minds to be clouded by ideology, and must consider the risks as well as the benefits in as impartial a manner as possible. Of course, evidence-based solutions do not necessitate the ignoring of human impacts - far from it, they mean being acutely aware of what they are.
We cannot hope for a just world if we have an unsafe climate. Economic and social inequalities are, and will continue to be, made worse by the climate crisis. The effects of climate change do, and will, hamper development. What justice may be found if people don't have a safe climate to securely plan for the future? Climate change has already materialized: if we are to achieve justice for the millions already suffering, we cannot just stop it getting worse. We need to make it better. We need to restore.