Young Climate Activists Challenge Five Countries for Violating Children’s Rights

Sweden’s Greta Thunberg and 15 other young climate activists from around the world have together filed a legal complaint against five countries for breaching the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC). According to the petition, Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey have all knowingly contributed to climate change and thus neglected their obligations under the convention.

PreCOP: ENSURING HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED CLIMATE ACTION THROUGH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ESCAZÚ AGREEMENT

Ensuring effective public participation in environmental decisions enhances the effectiveness and legitimacy of the decision-making process while guaranteeing that policies respect and promote human rights. The implementation of the Paris Agreement offers several opportunities to implement effectively this principle.

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