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