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Human Rights are Key to Success at Climate Talks

Expand Woman holds sign during March for Climate at UN Climate Talks in Katowice, Poland.  © 2018 Cara Schulte/Human Rights Watch Today, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, governments at the climate summit COP24 in Poland are working around the clock to finalize the Paris “Rulebook” – the regulations that will guide the implementation of the Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change. Nongovernmental groups and UN human rights experts have urged governments to explicitly reference human rights in these rules. But detracting from focused negotiations…

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