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Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally. Amnesty is campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Amnesty is funded by members and the general public. It is independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion. No government is beyond scrutiny. No situation is beyond hope.

Few would have predicted when Amnesty started that torturers would become international outlaws. That most countries would abolish the death penalty. And seemingly untouchable dictators would be made to answer for their crimes.

Amnesty International’s work on climate change has included standing up for human rights in the Paris Agreement on climate change, contributing to stronger human rights standards on climate change, and supporting environmental groups as they put forward human rights arguments.

Amnesty also works on the environmental consequences of conflict, localized violent environmental conflicts, and environmental disasters.

Experts

Richard Pearshouse

Richard Pearshouse is the Head of Crisis and the Environment at Amnesty International.