The Brazilian Federal Supreme Court has played an increasingly significant role in fighting climate change. In a recent ruling, the court decided that the Brazilian government has failed in its constitutional duty to protect the environment.
In his opening remarks, César Rodríguez-Garavito set out the goals for the four days of the FORGE conference. Inspired by the theme 'looking back to look forward', he explains that the program intends to create a space for imagining the future of the fields of human rights and global justice. César calls for the fields to move beyond the 'endtimes' rhetoric to free up space for renewing the language, the practice, and the promise of human rights.