CLIMATE JUSTICE IS A HUMAN RIGHT: RALLY FOR A GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 4-6pm
Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, E. 47th Street, NYC (between 1st & 2nd Aves.)
Climate change is the greatest threat to basic human rights: food security, access to water, employment, housing, public health and the right to live in dignity.
On Wednesday, December 10th, International Human Rights Day, New Yorkers will gather to demand that world governments address the serious threat global warming poses to human rights, especially to people living in vulnerable communities throughout the world.
This event coincides with a UN meeting in Lima, Peru, a part of the 2014-15 negotiations for a global climate treaty that will stress the urgency of the climate crisis and highlight the human rights dimension of the struggle for climate justice.
- We call on the US government to take decisive action to address the climate crisis in the US and to fully commit to a legally binding global climate treaty.
- We support the call for a new Global Climate Treaty to be negotiated in Paris in December 2015 to explicitly require world governments to protect the human rights of citizens affected by climate change.
- We call for developed nations to fully fund the UN Green Climate Fund to support developing nations in climate mitigation and a just transition to a green economy.
Join us on December 10th in NYC as we stand in solidarity with frontline communities and nations throughout the world.
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