The Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action

On 13 February 2015, Costa Rica joined by 17 other countries, announced the Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action, during the eighth part of the second session of the Ad Hoc Wording Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (2.8 ADP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

What is it?

The Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action is a voluntary, non-binding initiative whereby the signing States promise to facilitate the exchange of good practices and knowledge between their human rights and climate change experts at a national level with a view to strengthen their capacities to deliver responses to climate change that are good for people and for the planet.

Which States have signed?

As of 27 November 2015, Andorra, Algeria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Côte d´Ivoire, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Kiribati, Luxembourg, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Micronesia, Netherlands, Palau, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Samoa, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uganda and Uruguay had signed on to the Geneva Pledge.

How can a State join?

States are invited to sign on to the Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action, by sending a note verbal expressing their interest, addressed to:

Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office at Geneva
23, Avenue de France
1202 - Genève
miscr-onug@rree.go.cr

Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations 211 East 43 R.D. Street, Room 102
New York, New York, 10017
miscr-onu@rree.go.cr

Dirección General de Política Exterior Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto
Avenida 7-9, Calle 11-13,
San José, Costa Rica

Where can I find additional information?

For additional information on the Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action please contact Mario Vega Hernández - mvega@rree.go.cr

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