Human rights at cop25 an issue of dignity, respect, survival, and accountability
“We consider a healthy environment a human right” -Leon Enada, Uraguay
“We will not have the workers shoulder the burden of this transition." -Linda Selas, Canadian Nurse Coaltion, calling for a just transition for workers and labor unions
“When frontline women lead, we win.”
-JACKIE PATTERSON, NAACP AND US CLIMATE JUSTICE ALLIANCE
Ultimately, a new five-year gender action plan (GAP), was agreed upon, which is a great triumph for human rights, a just transition, and the needs of indigeneous communities.
These “new activities provide the opportunity to meaningfully shift towards capacity building and enhanced implementation of gender-responsive climate action at all levels, including for example, the promotion of gender-responsive technology solutions and and preserving local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices in different sectors.”
-Ndivile Mokoena, GenderCC; Women for Climate Justice Southern Africa (source)
He directly referenced the United States: “If they get their way with the governance of the WIM, they will wash their hands of any actions to assist countries which have been affected by the impacts of climate change.” Fry said this was an “an absolute tragedy and a travesty,” and in stark words
noted that denying the issue of loss and damage “could be interpreted to be a crime against humanity.”
Created with images by Chang Hsien - "Subway train at rush hour" • Dulcey Lima - "International Women’s Day Women of the Tohono Indian Tribe in Tucson, AZ led the Tucson Women’s March in January 2019." • Annie Spratt - "Sierra Leone firewood" • Nandhu Kumar - "Woman Farmer - Paddy Field" • Dulcey Lima - "Tohono Indian Women led the Tucson 2019 Women’s March with a show of strength, resilience and power. This woman’s sign said: My Mom, Sisters, Aunties and Grandmas are sacred. Her son was by her side. International Women’s Day"