Three Degrees is a climate justice project founded at the University of Washington School of Law.
Three Degrees works to design institutions capable of addressing the human impacts of climate change and to assist communities in moving beyond climate risk toward a more just, healthy, and safe future.
Our five-part framework for climate justice makes the case that climate change threatens basic rights to health, food and water, security, equity, and justice. As a potential model for future climate justice institutions, our framework aims to integrate thinking across disciplines and bridge traditionally separate issue areas. Three Degrees seeks to build an interdisciplinary model for climate justice education, research, and advocacy that is replicable by institutions, universities, communities, and organizations across the world.
We bring experts from across the academy together with members of impacted communities to cast a series of predicted climate futures, building a solid record for legal and political action. As lawyers, our work for climate justice is necessarily informed by the collective expertise of climate scientists and community partners.
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE
Borrowing from environmental, human rights, and international laws, Three Degrees is building a moral and ethical record of the cumulative impacts that converge to threaten life and well being in order to compel climate action.
We connect communities facing climate change with our powerful network of scientists, lawyers, NGOs, and policy makers, helping communities build the valuable partnerships that will further their efforts to adapt.