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A vendor prepares his umbrella as hot days continue in Manila, Philippines in April 2024. Sizzling heat across Asia and the Middle East will worsen because of human-caused climate change. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Climate change is a human rights issue

Climate change poses clear risks to human rights around the world. It is essential that people hold governments and decision-makers to account.
Girls carry a dying sheep in the Cconchaccota community of the Apurimac region of Peru as more than 3,000 communities in the central and southern Andes experience its driest period in half a century in November 2022. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)

Advancing the rights of girls and women promotes justice and is also effective climate action

Girls bear the brunt of the climate crisis. It’s time we bring them to the centre of international climate policy.
People watch COP28 President Sultan al-Jaber on a screen as he speaks during a plenary session at the COP28 UN Climate Summit, Dec. 13, 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Access and exclusion: What COP28 revealed about the dynamics of global climate diplomacy

Beyond the international negotiations, COP serves as a critical venue for global civil societies to exchange knowledge, organize and build a better world.
Climate conferences provide platforms for collaboration among countries, venues for interaction across levels of governance and critical events to mobilize civil society and media coverage. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

COP27 failed. So why continue with these UN climate summits?

There have been 27 UN COP meetings. Despite these negotiations, the planet is on target to exceed emission thresholds for global warming. Given these failures, why continue with this process?
Climate activists held demonstrations in front of International Convention Center to protest the negative effects of climate change. Photo by Mohamed Abdel Hamid/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

COP27 key outcomes: progress on compensation for developing countries, but more needed on climate justice and equity

There were high expectations for COP27, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. COP conferences broadly provide a platform for the negotiation of international…

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