Why are First Nations rights key for achieving climate justice?
First Nations rights are integral for achieving climate justice. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time, but it’s also an opportunity to create a more sustainable, inclusive and just world. Aboriginal peoples have cared for Country for tens of thousands of years, and they continue to lead fights to protect land, water and cultural heritage from destructive mining projects today. First Nations people know what's best for their land and communities, and they must be free to decide which projects to pursue, and how best to protect their Country and sacred sites for generations to come.