COP 21 Paris
On April 22 – Earth Day – representatives from more than 175 governments meet in New York for the official signature of the UN Paris Agreement, agreed upon in December 2015. On this occasion, we launch the final episode of our Stories for Climate Justice series, with inspiring voices from people at the frontlines of climate change.
Our French member organisation, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, shows the extent and variety of activities held by civil society and various social movements from around the world in the framework of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21).
Just a few days ahead of COP21, how will climate justice be translated within the agreement to be reached? What are essentially CIDSE’s political asks towards COP21? And why must political action go beyond the negotiations in Paris?
A review of country climate targets reflecting the twin pillars of science and equity released by civil society ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris.
Paris, for the People and the Planet: the Encyclical Laudato Si’ – what it means for the COP21 negotiations and beyond, CIDSE Policy Paper, October 2015 (Available in EN, ES, FR, GE, IT)
At the sight of what climate extremes can bring on people, communities and countries, both mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change are essential pillars in the face of the upcoming COP21 Climate Negotiations.
While countries struggle to mitigate the effects of climate change, existing efforts like carbon trading and the development of ‘clean’energy infrastructure projects in many developing countries have proven to be insufficient and often contradictory to human rights standards. How to mitigate climate change without generating human rights abuses?
Since September, millions of people around the world have mobilized around COP21. In this month’s ‘Stories for Climate Justice’ series, we’ve explored the initiatives behind the pilgrimages.
The Pacific Island states have become a striking example of the dramatic consequences that erratic weather events and rising sea levels due to climate change can bring upon societies and ecosystems. What future for an island like Tuvalu and Tuvalu’s children?
How does climate change affect conflict situations? Drawing from the situation in Israel-Palestine, this month's "Stories for Climate Justice" explores the relation between conflict, climate change, and climate injustice.