Urgent Action: Ask Trudeau to speak up for environmental defenders at Biden’s climate summit, April 22-23
Urgent Action: Ask Trudeau to speak up for environmental defenders at Biden's climate summit, April 22-23
U.S. President Joe Biden has invited Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22 and April 23.
Global Witness has documented: “On average, four defenders have been killed every week since December 2015 – the month the Paris Climate agreement was signed. Countless more are silenced by violent attacks, arrests, death threats, sexual violence or lawsuits.”
The United Nations Human Rights Council has affirmed: “Human rights defenders, including environmental human rights defenders, must be ensured a safe and enabling environment to undertake their work free from hindrance and insecurity, in recognition of their important role in supporting States to fulfil their obligations under the Paris Agreement.”
To join our call to ask Prime Minister Trudeau to highlight the crucial role of environmental human rights defenders and amplify the United Nations resolution at the upcoming Leaders Summit, please sign our petition.
The protection of environmental and land defenders should be part of a global climate strategy.