Defenders on COP27

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We hope you will be able to join us on Tuesday November 15 at 10 am ET to hear PBI accompanied environmental defenders speak about the United Nations COP27 climate summit now happening in Egypt.

To sign up for this webinar, please click here.

You will meet via this webinar Yuli Velásquez (Colombia), Walter Rene López Pérez (Guatemala), Ana Paola Torres Barranco (Mexico), Amaru Ruiz (Nicaragua), Christopher Castillo (Honduras) and Gladys Losike (Kenya).

Yuli has survived three armed attacks against her, a colleague of Ana Paola was killed, Amaru has had to flee Nicaragua, Christopher has faced nine years in prison on trumped up charges. All have paid a personal price for resisting environmental harm.

To hear more from them, register here.

More than 1,733 land and environmental defenders have been killed over the past 10 years. The UN Human Rights Council has affirmed that defenders “must be ensured a safe and enabling environment” to do their work and “in recognition of their important role in supporting States to fulfil their obligations under the Paris Agreement.”

Will COP27 take meaningful steps to protect those on the frontlines of the climate crisis? If not, how do we protect those who protect the environment?

To hear this discussion, join us this coming Tuesday.

To help us cover the costs of this webinar, including simultaneous translation from Spanish into English, please consider making an online donation or sending a cheque (our mailing address is 211 Bronson Avenue, Suite 220, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6H5).

Updates

PBI-Canada observes Decolonial Solidarity projection action at RBC bank in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders

PBI-Canada visits CUPE picket lines in Ottawa following provincial legislation that overrides the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace Commission as Norwegian MPs visit the Amazon Pearl Campesina Reserve Zone

PBI-Guatemala accompanies UVOC at sentence notification hearing in La Tinta, Alta Verapaz

PBI-Mexico accompanies the Cerezo Committee at meeting of Special Search Commission on the forced disappearance of Cruz and Reyes

PBI-Honduras accompanies COPINH at trial of soldier accused of the attempted murder of Lenca defender Allan Garcia

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