COPINH tweets PBI-Canada article on COP27 and the absence of a “safe and enabling environment” for environmental human rights defenders

Published by Brent Patterson on

On November 1, COPINH tweeted:

“COP27 and the absence of a “safe and enabling environment” for environmental human rights defenders #BertaCáceres, Lenca indigenous water protector, was murdered in March 2016, less than 3 months after the UN climate summit COP21.”

They then noted the statement signed by PBI-UK that highlights:

“The profit-driven extractive model has entrenched and exacerbated inequality, and has contributed to generating conflicts, environmental damage, attacks on communities and defenders.”

And that:

The UN Human Rights Council has affirmed that “human rights defenders, including environmental defenders, must have a safe and conducive environment to carry out their work without obstacles or insecurity”

COPINH then included the link to our article: COP27 and the absence of “a safe and enabling environment” for environmental human rights defenders.

PBI-Honduras has accompanied the Civil Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations in Honduras (COPINH) since May 2016.

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