“Your Promise, Our Future”: Why Signing the Paris Climate Agreement Matters for Children (April 22, 2015)

Republished from UNICEF Photo: Students make their way to school after heavy floods in Bogra, Bangladesh. Photo: Unicef/2014/Paul By Joni Pegram Today, world leaders will gather in New York to sign the Paris Climate Agreement, the international environmental accord that was finally secured following intense negotiations between every country in the world at COP21 last December. … Continued

Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders (April 18, 2016)

Republished from the Interfaith Climate Change Statement Photo: The Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders was officially handed over to H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly at the UN Church Centre, April 18th 2016. Credit. Paul Hunt/ WCC ADD YOUR NAME & SUPPORT TO THE INTERFAITH CLIMATE CHANGE STATEMENT TO WORLD … Continued

Has the World Really Changed? (December 30, 2015)

Republished from Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law, and Development Several governments have been arguing that we are living in a different world where historical inequalities between countries are disappearing. They suggest that the principle of ‘Common but Differentiated Responsibilities’ needs to be reviewed with actions and finance not based on historical responsibility (or climate … Continued

COP21: Human Rights AND Gender Equality (December 29, 2015)

Republished from WeDo For years now, WEDO has engaged in the climate negotiations to ensure that women’s voices, and women’s rights are at the center of climate policy. We have made much progress in this regard, with mandates on gender across over 50 decisions under the Convention- decisions on the operationalization of the Green Climate … Continued

COP 21 : Réaction d’ATD Quart Monde à L’accord Sur Le Climat (December 24, 2015)

Originally published by ATD Quart Monde Une prise de conscience universelle sans précédent, mais la vigilance s’impose sur le sort des plus vulnérables L’accord climat conclu à la COP21 marque un pas important dans la lutte contre le changement climatique. ATD Quart Monde salue l’objectif commun aux 195 États de contenir l’élévation de la température … Continued

Climate, A Moral and Ethical Issue (Council of Europe Round Table) (September 29, 2015)

Republished from Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges Committee Gita Parihar: climate, a moral and ethical problem in terms of contributions and responsibilities Gita Parihar, Legal Officer of Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Delegate of the NGOs Working Group on Climate and Human Rights in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate … Continued

COP21: The Impact of Climate Change on the World’s Marginalized Populations: Turkana County, Kenya (October 27, 2015)

Republished from Health and Human Rights Journal Photo: Women and children on the arid plains at the feet of the Mogila mountains in Turkana, northern Kenya. (Credit: IRIN/Gwenn Dubourthoumieu) By Katharina Rall, Brooke Guven, and Joseph J. Amon As delegates converge on Paris in November for the UN Climate Change Conference, the urgency of the need to … Continued

In Turkana, the Stakes are High (October 22, 2015)

Republished from Open Democracy Photo: Women and Children waiting for the water truck in Ethiopia near the border with Kenya. Unicef/Lemma/Flickr. Some rights reserved. By Katharina Rall This remote region in Kenya’s north-west is known as the cradle of humankind. But it is a case study in how climate change forces people off their land. … Continued

Taking Seriously the Commitment to “Leave No One Behind” in the SDGs and the Fight Against Climate Disruption (July 15, 2015)

Originally published by ATD Fourth World We welcome the efforts of the international community to set a new agenda for the development of humanity and our planet. This unprecedented effort will have a tremendous impact on the lives of millions. The commitment to “leave no one behind” has been rightly emphasized in the documents regarding … Continued