Dispatches: Protecting the Climate, Protecting Human Rights (May 16, 2016)

Originally published by Human Rights Watch. By Katharina Rall Policymakers are converging on Bonn, Germany this week to hammer out details so countries can begin implementing the Paris climate agreement. As they work, they would do well to remember the speeches given by government leaders at the April 22 signing ceremony at the United Nations. … Continued

Signing the Climate Change Deal is Just the Beginning (April 19, 2016)

Originally published in Foreign Policy in Focus. By: Katharina Rall The signing ceremony at the United Nations this week for the climate deal brokered in Paris last year will be a moment of truth. Already, more than 130 governments, including the United States and China, have promised to be here. But what will really count … Continued