Informing Climate Negotiators about emerging Climate Justice Research – News

New research on equity and human rights informed the ADP Intercessional in Bonn – October 2014The October session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, taking place in Bonn from 20-25th of October, is informing and shaping the draft text of a new climate agreement which is expected to be the key outcome from COP 20 in Lima and is a milestone to the final agreement at COP21 in Paris.  The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, used this opportunity to convene a group of 23 senior negotiators representing a range of regional groups on the evening of the 23rd October to present new climate justice research.Tara Shine, Head of Research and Development at the Foundation presented the key findings from the Foundation’s latest research on human rights and climate change and the equity dimensions of a carbon phase-out. Participants discussed how these considerations could inform the draft text for Lima/ COP20.The recommendations in the Foundation’s research are supported by two recent proposals, an open letter from 28 UN independent human rights experts to all Governments; and the International Bar Associations’ recently published task force report on “Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption”.

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Author: Makere

A transplanted New Zealand Scots/Maori academic/grandmother/random singer and sometime activist, my life is shaped by a deep conviction of the necessity for active critical engagement in the multi-faceted global and local crises of being and survival of species that confront us in the 21st century, the urgency of re-visioning the meaning of thriving together, and the contribution of Indigenous knowledge systems to a truly sustainable and just global society.