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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19 September 2019

Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival unites civil society leaders to scale up climate justice action

The People’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival – the first ever global summit on human rights and climate change – will be hosted by leading civil society groups and the UN Human Rights Office in New York on 18-19 September. The People’s...

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18 September 2019

Global Climate Strike: Millions including workers & students to strike in support for climate justice (20 Sep)

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19 August 2019
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Author: Mariana Simões, Agência Pública/Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

“Após acordo com Mercosul, empresário sueco promete cruzada contra produtos brasileiros-Em entrevista, empresário revela que está articulando ampliação de boicote entre outros supermercados europeus e lança plataforma para angariar apoio da população...

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11 August 2019
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Author: Rights & Resources Initiative

“IPCC está de acuerdo con los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades locales* sobre el cambio climático” -8 de agosto de 2019...

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7 August 2019

Commentary: "New Equator Principles Draft Falls Short of Adequately Assessing Social Risk and Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"

Author: First Peoples Worldwide

The release of the EP4 draft [the latest revision of the Equator Principles] marks the penultimate step in the EPA’s process to revise the social and environmental risk framework of the Equator Principles... EP4’s inclusion of language and targets to...

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16 July 2019

Fast & fair renewable energy: A practical guide for investors

This briefing sets out how investors can help tackle the climate crisis while respecting human rights in a just transition. It is divided into five snapshots, which provide statistics and case studies highlighting key human rights risks and impacts f...

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16 July 2019

World Benchmarking Alliance announces seven systems transformations for benchmarking companies on the SDGs

Author: World Benchmarking Alliance

The global challenges we face, from climate disaster to gender inequality, unsustainable food systems to digital exclusion, are interconnected and affect us all. There is a perfect storm brewing with growing pressure to deliver on the Sustainable...

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25 June 2019

Total's corporate strategy inconsistent with Paris Climate Agreement, according to NGO report

In a report, titled "Total: The Climate Chaos Strategy", NGOs Notre Affaire à Tous, 350.org and Friends of the Earth France highlight the lack of action by Total to combat its impact and contribution to climate change. Business & Human Rights...

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25 June 2019

14 cities & NGOs call on Total to comply with French Duty of Vigilance law

On October 23, 2018, 14 towns in conjunction with the following associations: Notre Affaire à Tous, Les Eco Maires, Sherpa, and Zea, challenged Total with regards to its inaction on climate change, on the basis of the French law on the duty of...

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21 June 2019
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Author: El Tiempo (Colombia)

“Colombia y Francia firmaron acuerdo para proteger el medio ambiente” 20 de junio de 2019...

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