EU climate foreign policy statement highlights human rights, gender equality, role of local communities & non-state actors, incl. private sector

Author: Council of the European Union, Published on: 27 February 2018

"Council Conclusions on Climate Diplomacy", 26 February 2018

12. The EU will continue to uphold, promote and protect human rights also in the context of climate change and climate diplomacy. UNDERLINES that gender equality, women's empowerment and women's full and equal participation and leadership are vital to achieve sustainable development, including climate change adaptation; also STRESSES the role to be played by local communities in tackling the range of challenges associated with climate change...

15. UNDERLINES the important role non-state actors play in climate action... WELCOMES [...] the commitments made by financial institutions at the recent One Planet Summit held in Paris, where the private sector also took a leading role in climate finance, and LOOKS FORWARD TO the engagement of civil society, businesses and local administrations at the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit...

20. EMPHASISES the need for the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to take swift and appropriate additional actions in order for international shipping to contribute its fair share to the fight against climate change...

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