Thank you for registering for the Peace Brigades International webinar on the United Nations COP27 climate summit earlier this month.
The video of that webinar can be seen here.
We had 150 people from 19 countries register for that webinar and more than 300 people have watched the video of it over the past few weeks.
Sadly, the Sharm el-Sheikh Implementation Plan, the 10-page declaration coming out of the COP27, fails to mention environmental human rights defenders.
This despite more than 1,733 land and environmental defenders on the front lines of the climate crisis having been killed over the past ten years.
Three years ago, the UN Human Rights Council affirmed that “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 limit global average temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Our shared work is to ensure this happens.
We will continue to work for the inclusion of environmental human rights defenders when COP28 convenes from November 30 to December 12 next year.
As a next step, we will be holding another webinar on Wednesday December 7 featuring three water protectors defending the San Silvestre wetlands in Barrancabermeja, Colombia.
Defending water and biodiversity is a crucial part of the struggle against climate change.
You can register for that webinar here.
Thanks, Brent at PBI-Canada