University of Nottingham: Modern slavery, environmental degradation, and climate change: Pathways for addressing the nexus

Researchers in the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF US), have published a new report into modern slavery and the implications this activity may have upon ecosystems and the climate (and vice versa).

In the report, the researchers argue that, in order to address the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7 to end modern slavery, and the environmental SDGs, a coordinated effort is required where those with expertise in modern slavery are reciprocally engaged by environmental organisations.

Below, a series of experts from the Rights Lab, Anti-Slavery International, Tufts University, HAART Kenya, BRICS Policy Center, Earthworm Foundation, and UNDP Accelerator Lab India, answer key questions around what needs to be done to effect change in this area.