India’s decision to stay away from the COP26 Leaders’ Declaration on deforestation is unfortunate, especially given its own goals. We need to re-evaluate this decision, not in terms of the specifications of this voluntary declaration, but in terms of our own actions towards preserving our forests.
Posts published by “Malavika Rao”Malavika Rao is the Environment Editor of Freedom Gazette. She is currently a PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute Geneva. She is a graduate of Environmental, Energy and Clean Technology Law from UC Berkeley.
Despite the global spotlight on refugees, those who flee from climate change have little protection under international law since they do not appear to face a ‘fear of persecution’ from the state. As global temperatures rise and millions flee their lands, a crisis is impending and the world needs a solution very quickly.