Climate Change + The Environment
Artwork created by Chris Haughton
Although there is no explicit right to the environment in the Convention, it is evident that extreme weather events, water scarcity, and undernourishment as a result of climate change present an urgent challenge for the world’s children.
Their activism through the global school strikes for climate indicate their will to create change through their freedom of expression and association and to claim their rights. In this image, ten of the world’s most endangered animals gather together around an hourglass quickly running out of time.
Chris Haughton is an Irish illustrator based in London. His interest in fairtrade saw him listed in Time Magazine’s Design100 for the work he did with People Tree. He is the author of five books including A Bit Lost and Oh No George that have been translated into 24 languages and won awards in ten countries.