While states are increasingly taking the lead in responding to climate change, protecting outdoor workers is a major gap. New protections for agricultural workers related to heat stress are critical in this age of climate change. Lives depend on it.
Farmers and rural communities are now routinely hit with extreme weather events in this new age of climate change. As governments at the national, state and local level grapple with these challenges and costs, they should consider the financial responsibility of corporations who have knowingly increased our climate risk.
Josh talks with Shefali Sharma, Director of IATP Europe, about IATP's contribution to a report by the Climate, Land, Ambition, and Rights Alliance (CLARA). The report details how the 1.5° C target of the Paris Climate Accord is achievable in a way that respects human rights and agroecological practices. They also discuss the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
In July, IATP and GRAIN released a first-of-its-kind report, Emissions Impossible. In it, our researchers examined and scrutinized the climate plans, or lack thereof, of 35 of the largest meat and dairy companies around the world.
Our research shows: