human rights

Created on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 / COP 21 - Wrap-up Edition
Tags: Paris Agreement, 1.5 degree lmit, loss and damage, adaptation, human rights
Historic climate deal signals hope for the poor, but its significance hangs on the actions that follow Sven Harmeling from CARE International gives a breakdown of the major components of the Paris Agreement ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 / COP 20 - Wrap-up
Tags: climate justice, women’s empowerment, gender equality, inequality, resilience, human rights
Women at COP20 blast failure for real action in Lima: “Time to stop calling and start doing. Leaders, you have 12 months to get it right.” The Women and Gender Constituency of the UNFCCC respond to ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 9 - Mountains, Water and Oceans
Tags: education, sustainable development, civil society, COP20, YOUNGO, UNFCCC, Poland, Peru, youth, people’s climate march, climate justice, human rights, indigenous peoples
Reflections from COP20, Day 9 Dutch Youth Representative on Sustainable Development to the UN, Soscha de la Fuente highlights education as critical to addressing climate change and Serena Boccardo and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / Reflections
Tags: education, sustainable development, civil society, COP20, YOUNGO, UNFCCC, Poland, Peru, youth, people’s climate march, climate justice, human rights, indigenous peoples
Reflections from COP20, Day 9 Soscha de la Fuente, Dutch Youth Representative on Sustainable Development to the UN One of the big surprises for youth at this COP has been the Ministerial Declaration ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: climate justice, nutrition, food security, health, UNFCCC, COP20, human rights
Climate justice and human rights: Creating a climate for health, food and nutrition security and gender equity Cristina Tirado-von der Pahlen from UCLA and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: women’s empowerment, gender equality, UNFCCC, COP20, resilience, human rights, Gender Day
Reflections from COP20, Day 8 Chiara Zanotelli and Daniele Savietto from the Youth Press Agency call for gender equality in the UNFCCC context and Jessica Olson from the Sierra Student Coalition reflects ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / Reflections
Tags: women’s empowerment, gender equality, UNFCCC, COP20, resilience, human rights, Gender Day
Reflections from COP20, Day 8 Chiara Zanotelli and Daniele Savietto, Youth Press Agency On Tuesday, COP20 hosted the third Gender Day, aiming to raise awareness on gender equality and the importance ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: UNFCCC, COP20, collaboration, REDD+, environmental policy, human rights, forests, indigenous peoples, communities, safeguards
It takes a village Allison Silverman from the Center for International Environmental Law discusses the need for partnership and collaboration to address the remaining gaps in implementing a truly effective ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: human rights, indigenous peoples, climate justice, exploitation, sustainable development, COP20, UNFCCC, stakeholder engagement
Indigenous voices have a right to be heard in the fight against climate change Andrea Berardi and Géraud de Ville from the Open University and Céline Tschirhart from Royal Holloway, University of London ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: human rights, COP20, UNFCCC, climate justice, sustainable development, UN Human Rights Council, 2015 climate agreement
... including their rights to information and participation. States have recognised that their obligations under human rights law are relevant to climate change. In 2009, the Human Rights Council adopted ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: human rights, climate justice, indigenous peoples, clean development mechanism, transparency, UNFCCC, COP20
... said Weni Bagama an indigenous leader of the Ngäbe community. On Human Rights Day, more than 200 organisations have signed a letter calling upon Parties to the UNFCCC to: adopt urgent and ambitious ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: poverty eradication, climate justice, Bangladesh, sea level rise, resilience, inequality, human rights, extreme weather even
Climate change as the decisive factor for increasing inequality and injustice: A human rights issue for Bangladesh Utah State University’s Saleh Ahmed explores the unequal impacts of climate change on ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: climate justice, human rights, poverty eradication, Mary Robinson, COP20
Climate justice: Human rights informing climate action Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights underscores the inextricable link between addressing climate change and realising human ... [ +++ ]
Created on Sunday, 07 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 6 - Climate and Health
Tags: health, gender, illness and disease, water, human rights, adaptation, women, livelihoods
The fundamental link between climate change, health and gender Yeniva Massaquoi and Latha Swamy from Women’s Environment and Development Organization explore the intrinsic link between climate change, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 04 December 2014 / COP20 - Day 5 - Forests, Food and Agriculture
Tags: REDD+, UNFCCC, human rights, indigenous peoples, deforestation, COP21
Deforestation and climate change: Why rights-based approaches to mitigation matter Francesco Martone from the Forest Peoples Programme calls for a human rights based approach to addressing climate change, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 3 - Disasters, Security, Loss and Damage
Tags: loss and damage, IPCC, migration, refugees, COP20, international law, human rights
Loss and damage and climate migration Vositha Wijenayake from Climate Action Network South Asia examines the issue of climate change induced migration, calling for reforms in laws and policies to ensure ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 01 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 2 - Climate and Energy
Tags: Renewable energy, fossil fuels, fracking, Mexico, human rights, water
Extractives industries: Dirty and thirsty technologies Nathalie Seguin from Freshwater Action Network-Mexico calls for a new approach to energy resource extraction and consumption, which recognises ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 / Blog
Tags: sustainable development, population growth, jonathan porritt, forum for the future, green party, cairo conference on population, women, human rights, family planning, teeb, business, consumers, carbon ...
Last week, in the opulent setting of one of the Royal Society's lecture rooms, two prominent thinkers on the environment engaged one another in a fierce battle. The debate tackled an issue that is the ... [ +++ ]