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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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13 December 2019

COP25 delegates should recognize that to protect environment, they need to protect its defenders, says Human Rights Watch

Author: Letta Tayler, Cara Schulte & Katharina Rall, Human Rights Watch

"Targeted: Counterterrorism Measures Take Aim at Environmental Activists", 28 Nov 2019...

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9 December 2019
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4 December 2019

Amnesty Intl. issues recommendations to States on steps to protect human rights at COP25

Author: Amnesty International

As parties to the 25th Conference of the Parties of the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change prepare to gather in Madrid between 2-13 December 2019, Amnesty International is calling on them to take the bold cooperative measures tha...

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3 December 2019
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Author: Christian Chesnot & Franck Ballanger, France Inter

« Tunisie, le choc du changement climatique », 1 décembre 2019...

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2 December 2019

3 components to ensure protection of human rights under Paris Agreement's carbon market mechanisms

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

"Integrating Human Rights in the Modalities Related to Carbon Markets Established under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement", 2 Dec 2019...

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2 December 2019

Center for Intl. Environmental Law sets out how to integrate human rights into climate action at COP25 negotiations

Author: Center for International Environmental Law

"COP-25 Briefing Note Integrating Human Rights in Climate Action", 2 Dec 2019...

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2 December 2019

Open letter from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights calls on States at COP25 to ensure climate actions respect human rights

Author: Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

I call on States to be mindful of their commitment to respect, promote and consider their respective human rights obligations when taking climate action  to 1) renew and revise their nationally determined contributions (NDCs), 2) develop the rules for...

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18 November 2019

European Investment Bank launches new climate strategy & energy lending policy including divestment from fossil fuels

On 14 November 2019, the board of the European Investment Bank agreed on a new energy lending policy and strategy for climate action and enviornmental stability. The decision was informed by an open review process which involved intensive stakeholder...

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15 November 2019

315 civil society groups renew call for Equator Principles Financial Institutions to stop funding climate disaster & abuses of Indigenous rights

Author: Johan Frijns, BankTrack, on behalf of 315 civil society groups

“Letter to: Mr Beck, Chair of Steering Committee Equator Principles Association; All Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs)”, 13 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

Google workers call on company to take climate action in open letter to CFO

Author: Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian

"Google workers call on company to adopt aggressive climate plan", 4 November 2019...

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