UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is an international environmental treaty negotiated at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. UNFCCC is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Both treaties aim to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system."
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USA: 2018 report on state of human rights details violations of labour rights, access to water & free, prior & informed consent
Author: US Human Rights Network
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Author: Center for International Environmental Law
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Author: Liane Schalatek, Heinrich Boll Stiftung
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Author: Claudio Angelo, Observatório do Clima/Amazônia Notícia e Informação, (Brazil)
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Brazil: Bloomberg affirms that in a Bolsonaro govt getting lawmakers to approve mining in the Amazon may be less difficult
Author: David Biller and R.T. Watson, Bloomberg (USA)
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