The Oregon Environmental Justice Task Force and the Eugene City Council, at the request of Beyond Toxics, adopted a resolution to endorse the International Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change.
In a 7-1 vote in favor, Eugene, Oregon became the 2nd city in the world to endorse the International Declaration on Human Rights and Climate Change (and the first city over 100,000!).
The Declaration foregrounds human rights while simultaneously protecting the rights of living systems from climate harms. In moving forward with support from many other groups, we are combining new thinking and existing international human rights law.