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USA: Civil society calls on govt. to support human rights in Paris climate agreement

Author: 50+ US civil society organizations (see letter for full list), Published on: 29 November 2015

[A] broad section of US civil society, including Amnesty International USA, Greenpeace USA, Refugees International, and the Center for International Environmental Law (and some fifty additional orgs), sent a joint letter to US Secretary of State John Kerry calling upon the United States to champion a climate agreement that:

  • Explicitly recognizes that human rights obligations apply when taking actions to address the impacts of climate change as well as actions to mitigate those impacts, thus ensuring the protection and promotion of human rights ,including the rights of indigenous peoples, gender equality, intergenerational equity, just transition, food security, and ecosystem integrity;
  • Catalyzes urgent and ambitious mitigation action that effectively limits the average global temperature increase to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius as a means to minimize future loss and damage; and
  • Ensures that the United States and other countries contribute their fair share of finance for mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage in a manner that prioritizes the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable.

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