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A view of the Blue Ridge mountains as seen from the Pisgah Inn; there are dark green trees in the foreground and blue rolling hills with clouds beneath an overcast sky


Let's hear what the ICJ has to say!
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We are a handful of volunteers from around the world who have decided that the time for talk is over. We will use the power of the law to ask the world’s governments a simple question: What are they doing to protect future generations?

In the nineties, the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion on nuclear weapons. Today, another threat has captured the headlines - climate change. Simply, we want an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the rights of future generations.  

Our team includes everyone from student activists to artists to senior attorneys. Young people of all nations are welcome to join us, and members of our team hail from around the world, making this a truly global movement.

Our legal framework has been endorsed by UN Special Rapporteur David Boyd and numerous other legal experts from both the United Nations and civil society. Please contact us if your school or organization would like to be included!


To change everything, we need everyone.

Note: We are committed to making the movement for climate justice accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Our site seeks to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Although we strive to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all aspects, including news coverage of our campaign, or other websites we may link to. Please be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated. We are continually seeking out solutions and are more than happy to provide any needed accommodations; if any part of our campaign is inaccessible or confusing, please don't hesitate to contact our web master Robin at, or another member of our campaign. 

    Partner Organizations & Co-Signers

A slider with circular logos and links to co-signers, namely World's Youth for Climate Justice, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Pacific Islands Students Fighting Climate Change, the Normandy Chair for Peace ("We will have peace on Earth when we have peace with the Earth"), Youth Voices for Climate Action, EnviNow Global (#making_environment_cool), Green Climate Campaign Africa ("Keep Mama Africa Green"), Green Foundation Nigeria, Bronx Climate Justice North, Voice for Climate Change, Centre for Law & the Environment at Allard School of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law Environmental Law Program, Spes Nova, 350 NYC, Sunrise NYC, Millennium Alliance for Humanity & the Biosphere, Pace University School of Law, Fridays for Future Iraq, Fridays for Future Uganda, Fridays for Future Europe, Fridays for Future Seattle, Silicon Valley Youth Climate Strike, Climate Mama, Coral Vita

    Our Team

Picture of Antonio Oposa Jr.; he is wearing a collared shirt with stripes, glasses, and has short dark hair

Antonio Oposa, Jr.

Attorney & Activist

from the Philippines

Picture of Katrina Kuh; she is wearing a black dress shirt, has long dark hair, and is standing in front of white flowers

Katrina Kuh

Climate Law Professor

from New York City

Picture of Alyn Ware with a dark suit jacket and patterned dress shirt; he has blonde hair, and an urban skyline is faintly visible in the background

Alyn Ware

Peace Activist

from New Zealand

Photograph of Tarini Mehta; she is wearing a gray suit jacket and has long dark hair

Tarini Mehta

Law Student

from India

Photograph of Michael Gerrard; he is wearing a dark suit jacket and tie and blue shirt

Michael Gerrard

Climate Lawyer

from New York City

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Shannon Peters

Outreach Coordinator

from Australia

Photograph of Solomon Yeo standing in front of a wall of green leaves; he is wearing a white t-shirt

Solomon Yeo

Student Activist

from the Solomon Islands

Photograph of Miranda Steed; she is wearing a lace top and has long dark hair

Miranda Steed

Law Student

from New York City

Photograph of Nicholas Robinson; he is wearing a gray three-piece suit and standing in front of dark wood panelling
Photograph of Smita Narula; she is wearing jeweled earrings and a dark top with light blue floral embroidery
Photograph of Asia; she is wearing glasses, a dark green t-shirt, and has shoulder-length dark hair. She is surrounded by a volcanic rock formation.
Photograph of Nicole; she is wearing a lace dress shirt, tan suit jacket, and has long dark hair.

Nicholas Robinson

IUCN Affiliate

from New York City

Smita Narula

Law Professor

from New York City

Asia Wy

Law Student

from the Philippines

Photograph of Victor Tafur; he is sitting on a green bench wearing a plaid tie, gray vest, and dark suit jacket
Photograph of Anxhela; she is wearing a black top, has long dark hair, and is sitting on a mountaintop surrounded by dark green trees
Photograph of Emilie Gaillard giving a TED Talk; she is wearing a red top, dark suit jacket, and has shoulder-length dark hair

Nicole Ponce

Law Student

from the Philippines

Photograph of Robin Happel; she is wearing a green jeweled necklace, green evening gown, and has short dark hair. She is standing at a UN Foundation podium.

Victor Tafur

Environmental Lawyer

from Colombia

Anxhela Mile

LLM Student

from New York

Emilie Gaillard

Law Professor

from France

Robin Happel

Law Student

from Tennessee

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