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This new essay by Joy Hyvarinen on “Respect and Protect Human Rights: Lessons from Transitional Justice” is part of a collection of essays for the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, which explore principles of climate justice.The essay focuses on how transitional justice-based approaches could help to ensure that respect and protection of human rights form a core part of the future climate agreement.
After more than two decades of influential work to strengthen international law for people and the environment FIELD is closing as a separate entity at the end of March, but key FIELD projects will continue through VERTIC, a UK charity (non-profit) and long-term FIELD partner organizat
A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen asks if the recent round of talks on a new UN oceans agreement really made progress. Countries agreed to aim for a new legally binding agreement, but for the time being only agreed to continue “talks about talks”. Reaching a new agreement could take many more years.
This new graphic highlights some issues and questions related to the UNFCCC 2013-2015 review, which is considering the 2°C goal and progress towards it. What form will the review outcome take? Could a new goal relate to impacts or phasing out fossil fuel emissions and phasing in renewables?
Not nearly enough say Richard Munang and Robert Mgendi in this guest blog, which reflects on the outcomes of the Lima climate conference and highlights Africa’s vulnerability to climate change.
This blog post by Joy Hyvarinen focuses on a new Sustainable Tropics Alliance report, based on research in Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, Kenya and Colombia. The report shows for example that involving a wide range of local actors is crucial to making the transition to a sustainable low emission future.
A new blog post from Joy Hyvarinen considers positive developments and question marks related to the 2015 climate agreement. It argues that strong rules for civil society involvement can strengthen the future climate agreement.
These tips are intended to make it easier to understand any Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA). The tips were prepared in collaboration with a project team from the Queen Mary University of London Pro Bono Society.