Amboseli Love and Rejoice Africa Foundation are ensuring climate reparations go to reversing the crisis, not exacerbating it. The Fair Start Movement and our partners came together as a reaction to threats to children’s rights – and the fundamental value of self-determination.
Fair Start and its members give to Amboseli Love and Rejoice Africa Foundation as climate and equity reparations, as an obligation. We do so to compensate for the lies that ensured benefits to wealthy nations at deadly cost to others. And because giving as such is the only way towards a just and equitable future. We encourage others to do the same, including to wonderful organizations in Nigeria.
Many are giving for these reasons, and Fair Start will use greenwashing liability to encourage the most culpable for the crisis to give, to give in a way that accounts for the seven levels of damage to sovereignty the crisis represents, and to give for child-rights prioritization over property rights. Fair Start attorneys once worked for wealthy “philanthropists” that benefitted from the baseline/system in which they empowered themselves at deadly cost to others and their freedom, and then used their wealth and positionality to hide that fact, and delay life-saving climate reparations. They chose to deny future children the values their lives reflected, e.g., seeking minimum thresholds of personal welfare, expecting equal access to opportunities, participating in and adhering to political/legal systems that purported to represent the governed, using and enjoying an environment relatively conducive to human and nonhuman health, enjoying a right to have a child in relatively safe conditions, etc. That denial long-run exacerbates the risks of things like mass shootings executed by those who feel disempowered in an unjust world, shootings in which the innocent die rather than those who benefited from the fundamental system that led to that result.
More specifically as described by Stanford University, we urge climate and biodiversity restoration, via a right to eco-social birth equity, as the fundamental standard for cost/benefit analysis and assessing how costs are externalized, including a reduction to 280 or less parts per million climate emissions, and progressive wealth transfers as birth equity and development entitlements.
Many are already giving reparations for this reason., correcting the fundamental mistake that caused the crisis. Rising climate crisis costs urge a fundamental shift in which we catalyze the best return on sustainable development investments – funding young girls’ future – by prioritizing Eco- social birth equity entitlements. Recipients attempt to empower each child enough to offset the capacity for influencing the basic rules equally, relative to the nature around them. Our attorneys represent communities most harmed by the climate crisis.
Rejoice Africa Foundation is a nonprofit organization registered in Uganda and full operates in Uganda. Rejoice Africa Foundation is doing Seeds for the future. Children from Global south are demanding climate reparation and they should be done in a transparent and effective manner.
An anonymous funder from Global North wanted to give $300000 USD charity donation to Rejoice Africa Foundation, but withdrew the ledge when he learned that the organization defended the human right to reparations. Charity, rather than obligation, is all the donor wanted. When Rejoice Africa Foundation decided to ask the funder to pay as the reparations because his wealth was derived from causing harm to children from global south. The funder decided to be muted and declined supporting Rejoice Africa Foundation. Accessing funds for nonprofit organizations operating in global south have met hindrances and Rejoice Africa Foundation remained without funds but telling the truth.
Amboseli love is a nonprofit community based registered to operate in Amboseli community in Kenya. Maasai families, whose wealth is determined by the number of livestock they own, could not always afford to send their children to school. Also, attending school regularly during times of drought can be difficult for Maasai children as families may need to travel great distances in order for their livestock to graze. Livestock is everything to the Maasai community, drought periods livestock die in large number, so many of the Maasai children will not attend to schools because they lack school fees,
Using anything less than children’s rights as a baseline for climate reparations reduces the amounts victims will receive, and limits the way they can be used. We are pursuing emergency relief before the United Nations Human Rights Council to establish this baseline as at least a provisional measure.
Such a turn towards rights could begin by always asking this question: What are you doing to invest in resourcing young women to have their children in a time, place, manner, and with the necessary safeguards that protect those children and their rights, including birth and developmental equity, and avoids those children degrading their own environment in deadly ways?
Rather than minimizing the harm created by using – in our language and otherwise – an lesser baseline, we correctly use a standard that:
2) Sets the highest standard for climate reparations rather than undercutting victims’ claims.
3) Mandates direct family-based reparations, which have the greatest impact.
4) Corrects the baseline error or fallacy discussed above, including climate migration and pro-labor/equity employment policy changes.