The news that the annual UN Climate Conference will be returning to Europe once again has sent resource-strapped civil society organizations in Latin America and elsewhere in the Global South scrambling to have their voices heard at COP25.
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.
ys of violence and turmoil in Chile have led to President Sebastián Piñera’s surprising announcement on Wednesday that his nation would withdraw from hosting this year’s UN Climate Conference in Santiago, just over a month before it was scheduled to take place.
This year’s PreCOP meeting took place during the second week of October at the National Convention Center in Heredia, Costa Rica, with country delegates from over 90 different countries working to find common ground on key issues ahead of the Santiago Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Chile.
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.
Fifteen national and regional organizations from over nine countries in the Americas appeared at a hearing on the impacts of climate change and its response measures on the rights of vulnerable groups.
Climate change and ecological destruction are impacting people all over the world and Uruguay is no exception.
It is time to #ActforAmazonas and prevents a doomsday “dieback” scenario from taking place. Is our human right to protect the climate and have a healthy environment.
Presidential election in Argentina could be a consequential one for the planet. A choice between climate action or an oil based economy is at hand.
Chile’s recently unveiled its decarbonization plan pushes for carbon neutrality by 2050, it has adopted a “double discourse” on coal