Ama Francis

12 posts

At Davos, A Call For Solutions to Climate Migration and a Culture of Welcome Instead of Fear

  From January 16-20, 2023, leaders in politics, business, civil society, media, and academia gathered in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues. This year, I had the honor to participate in two panel discussions on climate migration in […]

U.S. Tribes Claim U.S. Government Violates Human Rights Obligations by Failing to Address Climate-Forced Displacement

This January, five U.S. Tribes in Alaska and Louisiana submitted a complaint to multiple U.N. Special Rapporteurs, claiming that the U.S. government is violating its international human rights obligations by failing to address climate change impacts that result in forced displacement. The complaint is the second climate displacement-related complaint to […]

Free Movement Agreements a Climate Migration Solution: New Sabin Center White Paper

Governmental officials, concerned citizens, and experts will gather this week to mobilize climate action during the United Nation’s Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit and Climate Week NYC.  Millions around the world are expected to demand urgent action ahead of these events  in climate strikes inspired by Swedish teenage activist Greta […]

Sabin Center Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of National Local Government Associations in California Counties’ Lawsuit Against Fossil Fuel Companies

The Sabin Center, in partnership with the Columbia Environmental Law Clinic, today filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the International Municipal Lawyers Association in County of San Mateo v. Chevron Corporation—a […]