Maybe World Leaders are Finally Getting that Climate Change is an Actual Threat? Resolutions from the United Nations This Week!

Maybe World Leaders are Finally Getting that Climate Change is an Actual Threat? Resolutions from the United Nations This Week!

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In resolution 48/13, the Council called on States around the world to work together, and with other partners, to implement this newly recognised right.

The text, proposed by Costa Rica, the Maldives, Morocco, Slovenia and Switzerland, was passed with 43 votes in favour and 4 abstentions – from Russia, India, China and Japan.

At the same time, through a second resolution (48/14), the Council also increased its focus on the human rights impacts of climate change by establishing a Special Rapporteur dedicated specifically to that issue.

At the beginning of the current session of the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner described the triple planetary threats of climate change, pollution and nature loss as the single greatest human rights challenge of our era.

The new resolution acknowledges the damage inflicted by climate change and environmental destruction on millions of people across the world. It also underlines that the most vulnerable segments of the population are more acutely impacted.

But!!

Can their recognition achieve anything? Might it be too late?
The IPCC says:

  1. We’re on course to reach 1.5 degrees C of warming within the next two decades.

What we have to look forward to:

more storms, earthquakes, fires, floods. drought, food insecurity, water shortages, mass species extinctions and mass migration of people. In our life time.

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