- Who we are
- International Programs
- Ways to give
Do you ever wonder where the raw materials for the batteries of electric vehicles and cellphones come from?
2) Youth for Others - Social Action Days
- St Paul's High School
- St James Catholic High School
- St Paul's College
- Carleton University
- Canadian Council on International Law
CJI's 2022 Fall Campaign focuses on ensuring that the solutions we come up to address climate change do not worsen the inequality between the Global North and South.
The shift from society's reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy is meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the issue of climate change. However, the boom in the renewable energy industry and the green transition has exacerbated the inequality between the Global North and South. Human rights abuses have been documented in the supply chains of consumer products such as electric vehicles and solar modules.
In Canada, the lack of mandatory human rights due diligence legislation has created a situation where the extractive industry operates in the Global South with impunity. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Canadian mining companies, in search of minerals needed for the production of batteries, violate human rights through unjust labour practices, cause environmental harm and impact the health of communities.
Climate change mitigation and adaptation