PBI mobilizes for COP27 summit

Published by Brent Patterson on

More than 1,200 land and environmental defenders have been killed since the COP21 climate summit in Paris in December 2015.

One of those killed was Indigenous Lenca water protector Berta Caceres in Honduras.

The UN Human Rights Council has affirmed that environmental human rights defenders “must be ensured a safe and enabling environment to undertake their work” given “their important role in supporting States to fulfil their obligations under the Paris Agreement.”

And yet the threats, attacks, criminalization, judicialization and killings continue.

We will be helping to bring together PBI accompanied environmental defenders for a webinar next month during the COP27 summit.

We feel it’s important that their voices be heard.

Looks for the details, date and list of speakers coming soon.

If you can help us with a donation for this webinar, please click here.

And be sure to follow us on Twitter for daily updates on PBI accompaniments, including news about the COP27 summit.

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