Proteger el derecho a participar en los procesos de gobernanza climática es fundamental para obtener
resultados a nivel nacional, regional e internacional que reflejen los intereses de los defensores ambientales, las
Organizaciones de Sociedad Civil (OSC) y las comunidades en primera línea3
To silence our claim for justice is to deny our right to a healthy environment. It would degrade our human dignity and our rights as persons.
Although climate did not play much of a role in his campaign, Castillo recently pledged to uphold Peru’s commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 to 40 percent by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
El Salvador has been under the spotlight in recent months, with President Nayib Bukele sparking international outcry over his aggressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic and numerous attempts to subvert democracy. Bukele has shown a disdain for human rights, jailing thousands for violating quarantine orders and implementing a brutal lockdown in the nation’s overcrowded prisons. […]
Bolsonaro’s alarming response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways parallels the ultra-right leader’s handling of the climate crisis. By refusing to listen to experts in the scientific community and take aggressive action to mitigate the impact, as well as his prioritizing short-term economic growth over everything else, he has proven himself unfit to lead.
At COP25, Sustentabilidad Sin Fronteras supported by La Ruta del Clima will hold the parallel event Climate Emergency: The role of youth in social and political influence.
There is a total absence of empathy and recognition towards the efforts, time and resources already invested by NGOs, local and regional, youth, women and workers’ groups, to create openings and devise strategies to make the international community aware of the socio-environmental realities of climate change in Chile and Latin America.
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.