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Dec 1, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
🌍 As #COP28 kicks off, @UNHumanRights experts call for an urgent & just phase-out of @FossilFuels, due to their severe negative impacts on #HumanRights & the #ClimateCrisis. 📰 Full statement:

A 🧵👇 bit.ly/3uLyrlY
@UNHumanRights @FossilFuels 🛢️#FossilFuels are the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, driving the #ClimateCrisis. This year's record-breaking 57.4 gigatons of CO2-equivalent emissions threaten the #ParisAgreement's goal of limiting warming to 1.5°C. #ClimateAction
Nov 15, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
NEW: More than 140 fossil fuel and chemical industry lobbyists have been admitted to participate in the #INC3 #PlasticsTreaty talks meeting this week in Nairobi.

That’s more participants than 70 countries combined. 143 fossil fuel and chemical industry lobbyists have been admitted to participate in the #PlasticsTreaty negotiations according to a new @ciel_tweets analysis that was also supported by @BeyondPetrochem @Greenpeace @brkfreeplastic and @ToxicsFree.
May 16, 2023 9 tweets 4 min read
NEW:
@UNEP announces observers will receive one badge per organization in upcoming #PlasticsTreaty negotiations, severely limiting public participation during #INC2

A thread 🧵: Image #INC1 saw 1,600 participants register for online/in-person negotiations. At #INC2, UNEP has shared that nearly 2,700 people are registered. Still, they selected the UNESCO Headquarters, a site with a maximum capacity of 1,500. Image
May 15, 2023 7 tweets 6 min read
🆕BLOG!

Ahead of the #CouncilOfEuropeSummit, CIEL, @Greenpeace, @amnesty & @hrw joined forces to call on @coe Member States to recognize the right to a #HealthyEnvironmentForAll through the drafting of a dedicated protocol to the @ECHR_CEDH

READ: ciel.org/right-to-a-hea…

A🧵 Image On May 16-17, @coe nations will gather for a once-in-a-generation Summit in Reykjavik 🇮🇸.

This is an opportunity for European States to reaffirm their commitment to core European values, including the rule of law, democracy, & #HumanRights.
Mar 29, 2023 10 tweets 7 min read
📢BREAKING!

Today is a BIG day for #ClimateJustice with not one but two critical developments at international institutions advancing efforts to clarify & enforce States’ #HumanRights obligations in the face of #ClimateChange.

Our reaction: ciel.org/news/historic-…

A thread🧵👇 The 1⃣ critical development is the first-ever public hearings at the @ECHR_CEDH on climate cases addressing the duty of states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including a case brought by the @KlimaSeniorin against Switzerland.

Mar 29, 2023 7 tweets 7 min read
Today is a landmark day for #ClimateLitigation, for #HumanRights & for #ClimateJustice.

For the 1st time, the @ECHR_CEDH is holding two public hearings in #Climate cases.

CIEL's @duycks is in Strasbourg 🇫🇷 attending the hearings, follow him for updates from the ground.

A🧵👇 What are these climate cases?

@KlimaSeniorin, @DamienCAREME & @Y4CJ_ are calling on the court to hold States accountable for not doing enough to protect their citizens from the impacts of climate change.
Mar 28, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
The 1st #LossAndDamage Transitional Committee (TC1) negotiations are in full swing in Luxor 🇪🇬.

Check out what happened in the first 24h of talks:

Here's a recap of our key demands for policymakers on how the future #LossAndDamageFund should work👇 States at #TC1 must focus on:
▪️Urgently get the #LossAndDamageFund up & running
▪️Center the Fund's design, scope & functions in #HumanRights.

That's the only path forward to quickly provide effective remedy to communities whose rights have been harmed by the #ClimateCrisis.
Mar 27, 2023 8 tweets 6 min read
‼️ NEW ANALYSIS ‼️

Do you know that we breathe #Plastics too😱?

Today we released a new briefing analyzing the health impacts of invisible micro- and nano-plastics in the air: ciel.org/reports/airbor…

A short thread with key takeaways from the brief 🧵👇 Image 🥤Multiple sources, same origin: #Microplastics are ubiquitous in our environment, but they are mainly invisible. They can be intentionally produced or result from the fragmentation of larger plastics. They are part of the bigger #StoryOfPlastics, as they are a human creation. Image
Mar 27, 2023 10 tweets 10 min read
This week, CIEL's Senior Campaigner @lienvandamme is in Luxor 🇪🇬 to attend the first meeting of the Transitional Committee (#TC1) of the #LossAndDamageFund.

Follow the live stream:

Here's a 🧵 on what #TC1 is about and why it matters👇 Image At the climate talks #COP27, States agreed to:
1⃣ Create new funding arrangements to address the impacts of #ClimateChange in vulnerable countries, incl. a #LossAndDamageFund
2⃣ Establish a Transitional Committee that will meet throughout 2023 to decide the details of this fund. Image
Nov 19, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
🚨 In the last hours at #COP27 Parties proposed a new agreement on #CarbonMarkets that does not include any meaningful references to #HumanRights & Indigenous Peoples rights & could undermine ambition & effective #ClimateAction.

🗣️ This text MUST BE REJECTED. 🟢The good: The recommendations on #Article6o4 (carbon markets) will be sent back to the #SupervisoryBody with a request for more stakeholder engagement BUT this will be the same body tasked with the same mandate that came up with a very bad decision at the beginning of #COP27.
Nov 17, 2022 10 tweets 6 min read
It’s #SolutionsDay at #COP27. Key solutions to the #ClimateCrisis:
‼️ Phase out all #FossilFuels, NOW not tomorrow
‼️ Halt #Deforestation Forests play a vital role in:
🧯 Mitigating #ClimateChange,
🐿️ Protecting biodiversity, and
🫒 Supporting the lives and livelihoods of #IndigenousPeoples and forest-dependent communities.
Nov 17, 2022 5 tweets 5 min read
We're getting started in just a few minutes.

Please join us as we talk about the draft #COP27 cover text and what's next for negotiations.

If you're at the #COP27 venue, we're in Luxor.

If you're online, join the live stream here: unfccc-events.azureedge.net/COP27_87564/ag… "Let me be clear: If this COP does not extend the commitment to phasing out fossil fuels beyond coal, to include oil and, critically, GAS, it’s a failure. Full Stop,"— CIEL's @NikkiReisch. Image
Nov 17, 2022 10 tweets 9 min read
#COP27: In the wee hours of this morning, @COP27P released a new, lengthy, draft decision text.
The cover decision is the COP's political signal to the world in response to the #ClimateCrisis.

👉unfccc.int/documents/6241…👈

Spoiler alert: it's NOT good.

A 🧵 with our takeaways👇 A draft dropped around 06:30 local time and it has ballooned from 2 pages to 20, an unusual choice (and it is a choice) by the @COP27p with 36 hours left, making it FAR harder for civil society to have a voice in influencing the final decision.
Nov 16, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
It’s #Biodiversity day at #COP27.
🌴 Deforestation is a leading cause of climate change, second only to #FossilFuels.
🌴 #Forests play a vital role in protecting #Biodiversity and supporting the lives and livelihoods of communities and animals. Image Illegal logging & timber trade is a key driver of deforestation.
In order to address these drivers and protect forest ecosystems, there is an urgent need to ensure that national and international safeguards and laws are strong and well-enforced.
Nov 16, 2022 11 tweets 8 min read
There is one thing that doesn't seem to be clear for Parties at #COP27: The only “clean” oil, gas, and coal is the oil, gas, and coal we leave in the ground.

❗There is no fixing #FossilFuels, we need to ditch them ❗

#FossilsPhaseOut

A short 🧵 We cannot decarbonize oil, gas & coal. We need to #Decarbonize the economy, by ending reliance on #FossilFuels.

Fossil fuel producers are falling over themselves to sell their products as the cleanest dirty energy around. Don't by their lies.
Nov 15, 2022 13 tweets 9 min read
STARTING NOW at #COP27 an essential event connecting the dots between patterns of racial injustice, inequality, and colonialism & #ClimateAction.
Follow live:
A thread 🧵

No #ClimateJustice without #RacialJustice. Image Racially, ethnically & nationally marginalized communities are more likely than other populations to be adversely affected by the primary drivers of the #ClimateCrisis (aka #FossilFuels & #Deforestation) & the measures to address climate breakdowns.
Nov 15, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
#Forests are a common good, and they benefit everyone.

Healthy, intact forests are essential for #Biodiversity, the climate, and Indigenous Peoples and forest-dependent communities around the world who rely on them for their lives, livelihoods, and cultural survival. Image Protecting forests is essential if governments and institutions want to truly address the triple planetary crisis — #ClimateChange, #Biodiversity loss, & #Pollution — and achieve their global climate & environmental goals.
Nov 15, 2022 6 tweets 6 min read
Today isn't only #EnergyDay but also #CivilSocietyDay at #COP27.
Today, thousands of people are still in jail for daring to speak out for human rights, democracy & envr. integrity.
Today we remind leaders - once again - that there is no #ClimateJustice without #HumanRights.
A🧵 Image Since #COP27 started, civil society observers have never felt so popular: innumerable local staff members have been taking pictures & videos of us, our phone & laptop screens. Some observers have been stopped at the entrance, not for an autograph but to get their bags checked!
Nov 3, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
NEW: Countries' climate pledges put unrealistic demands for land ahead of emissions reductions, which could cause:
🌱Increase abuses of #Indigenous land rights
🌽Food security issues
🌳negative impacts on ecosystems

Read the new #LandGapReport: landgap.org Countries' #Climate pledges to get to #NetZero GHG rely partly on removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, using methods such as planting trees & restoring degraded ecosystems.

New #LandGapReport revealed that these are schemes unrealistic.

READ👇
abc.net.au/news/2022-11-0…
Oct 31, 2022 8 tweets 8 min read
CIEL experts will be at @UNFCCC Climate Conference #COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh🇪🇬.

They'll be joining the negotiations, monitoring the ambition gap between what States have promised & what is necessary to address the #ClimateEmergency.

READ more 👉 ciel.org/news/ciel-expe… The 27th Conference of the Parties to the @UNFCCC, #COP27, is taking place as climate impacts are raging across the globe, from unprecedented floods in Pakistan to continued drought across Africa, record destruction by forest fires in Europe & intensified storms in North America.
Sep 23, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
Today, the @UNHumanRights issued a decision finding that Australia’s inadequate action on climate change violates the rights of the Torres Strait Islanders.

This is a *big* deal.

A THREAD 🧵 Image The @UNHumanRights decision specifically says that the State must provide full reparation for the climate-related harms suffered, including adequate compensation and measures to prevent future violations.