Mamtaz' story: The fight for climate justice in the Bay of Bengal (video)

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  • Author: Ami Vitale/Oxfam
  • Copyright: Ami Vitale/Oxfam
  • Date: 4 March 2011

The village of South Tetulbaria in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, relies on fishing but climate change threatens this way of life.

In November 2010 Mamtaz Begum, a young widow from Barguna, stood up and demanded justice for vulnerable communities near to the Bay of Bengal at a 'Climate Tribunal' in the capital, Dhaka. Watch her compelling story.

The climate tribunals are developing the idea that those responsible for climate change, can and should be held accountable through the law. Specifically they explore the possibilities for using national laws to hold governments and other private actors accountable for the impacts of the changing climate on vulnerable communities.

Learn more about the climate tribunals supported by Oxfam

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