Barbuda: A Microcosm of Harms in the Era of Climate Change

For years, Barbudans have fought to preserve their communal land system, their culture, and their rights in the face of repeated and ongoing attempts by developers and central government officials to privatize the lands and control the natural resources on which they depend. This fight became particularly intense in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in 2017, when Barbudans were forced off the island for months after the hurricane destroyed their homes and public infrastructure. The situation of the Barbudans is unique, but it is also in many ways a microcosm of the rights violations created and intensified by the climate emergency.

CLX will be publishing a comprehensive report on this case in mid-2021 and is working with local Barbudan leaders and activists to support their claims and rights, including in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

From Barbuda to the World: Love (and Peace and Happiness) in the Time of Climate Emergency

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