Oil giant Total sued for ‘climate inaction’ in France’s first climate case

By |januar 28th, 2020|climate, climate justice, corporate duty of vigilance law, France, News, Paris Climate Agreement, Total|

French oil group Total is responsible for 1% of the world's CO2 emissions and failing to respect its so-called 'corporate duty of vigilance', according to a group of plaintiffs representing 14 local authorities and four NGOs who are bringing a case aga...

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Green finance sector expected to discuss issue of climate justice at COP25

By |december 2nd, 2019|climate justice, coal, COP25 Madrid, fossil fuels, France, Green finance, News, Paris Climate Agreement|

Just before the COP25, which will take place in Madrid from 2-13 December, France's leading financial institutions discussed the issue of climate justice and corporate social responsibility at the Climate Finance Day, which took place in Paris on 29 No...

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Trade unions call for ‘new social contract’ to drive energy transition

By |september 26th, 2019|climate justice, ITUC, Just transition, low carbon economy, News, UN SDGs Summit, workers' consultation|

The transition to a climate neutral economy will have a massive impact on all sectors and their workforce. But trade unions believe a “new social contract” can help engage workers in the transformation, and push the transition forward instead of holding it back.

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Legal action by climate justice against French state

By |december 19th, 2018|class action, climate action, climate justice, legal action, News|

Several NGOs are considering filing an application to the administrative court of Paris in 2019. However, French law may be more rigid than Anglo-Saxon law, which has already convicted several other states on this matter. EURACTIV France reports.

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Climate litigations set to rise globally on back of IPCC report

By |oktober 26th, 2018|agriculture, climate justice, European Union, extreme climate events, Green finance, human rights, News|

Climate-related litigations are set to break new grounds following a landmark report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) earlier this month, which provided lawyers with new evidence that limiting global warming to 1.5°C is still possible. 

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Climate justice not on the menu in Bonn

By |november 20th, 2017|adaptation, Bonn, climate action, Climate Change, climate change mitigation, climate justice, climate negotiations, climate talks, COP23, Frank Bainimarama, human rights, indigenous people, Mary Robinson, News, Paris Agreement|

Climate activists and indigenous leaders gathered last week (16 November) to raise awareness about the human rights aspect of climate action. They lamented the lack of substance in climate talks, while people are already dying due to the direct effects...

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Climate finance, the sticking point in COP23

By |november 20th, 2017|adaptation, Africa, Bonn, climate action, Climate Action Tracker, climate ambition, climate change mitigation, climate finance, climate justice, climate negotiations, climate talks, COP23, EU, EU Commission, indigenous people, LDCs, loss and damage fund, News, Poland, Talanoa dialogue|

Rich countries had pledged to raise $100 billion each year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. As of September 2017, they had pledged just $10.3 billion. And the question of who should pay remains unanswered. EURACTIV reports from the ...

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