Trudeau’s pledge at COP26 of an emissions cap does not stop the ongoing criminalization of Indigenous land defenders

Photo: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the COP26 summit on November 1, 2021; RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territories on January 7, 2019. At the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has just promised to cap this country’s oil and gas emissions. Trudeau stated: “We’ll cap oil Read more…

PBI and Amnesty International call on COP26 President to help protect environmental human rights defenders

As COP26 begins, 19 organizations, including Peace Brigades International and Amnesty International in the United Kingdom, have sent an Open Letter to Alok Sharma on the situation of environmental human rights defenders. Sharma is a cabinet minister in Boris Johnson’s government who is serving as President for the COP26 climate Read more…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls on Biden Administration to protect environmental defenders ahead of COP26 summit

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Veronica Escobar, Norma J. Torres and James P. McGovern are among the signatories of the letter to the Biden Administration. Twelve members of the U.S. Congress have called on the Biden Administration to protect environmental defenders in the lead-up the United Nations COP26 climate summit that starts on Read more…

Canada must stop the criminalization of land defenders for success at the COP26 summit

Photos: Prime Minister Trudeau addresses the United Nations in September 2016, the RCMP raid Wet’suwet’en territory in January 2019. If the Canadian government continues to enable the criminalization of Indigenous land defenders opposed to fossil fuel megaprojects, it will continue to miss the carbon emission reduction targets it has pledged Read more…