The Climate Action and Human Rights Institute (CAHRI) is a Non-Government Organization, incorporated under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, with an office at the Manila Observatory inside the Ateneo de Manila campus in Quezon City. It is dedicated to addressing the urgent challenges posed by climate change and environmental degradation within the framework of human rights through education, research, policy development, and advocacy.
CAHRI envisions a world where human rights are fully-protected and where people and the planet thrive in harmony under a stable climate system and a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. It is dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to take action for the preservation of our planet for the present and future generations. It believes that education is a powerful tool for empowering individuals and communities.
CAHRI seeks to promote respect for Human Rights amidst environmental degradation and dangerous climate change by helping develop policies and collaborative programs through partnerships with duty-bearers and rights-holders. CAHRI also develops educational programs to empower individuals and communities. CAHRI especially believes in engaging the youth in the pursuit of its mission.
Inspired from one of the oldest scripts in the Philippines (the Baybayin). and the Mandala, CAHRI's circular logo comprises of symbols representing people ("tao"), the environment, hope, and support.