30 November 2023
IDLO will be advocating for putting justice at the heart of climate action at the 28th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP28) from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This year’s conference marks the end of the first Global Stocktake, an exercise to identify gaps in progress against the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the urgent actions needed to bridge them.
IDLO contributed to the Stocktake and calls for increasing recognition of the role of people-centred laws, transparent institutions, and improved access to justice as indispensable drivers for fair, equitable, and transformative climate action.
Join our event, "The Transformative Power of Law in Promoting a Just Transition to a Climate Positive World”, co-organized with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Environmental Law on Monday, 11 December (11:30-13:00 UTC+4) to find out more. Watch the live broadcast here.
IDLO champions feminist action for climate justice and highlights the relationship between gender equality and climate action at several events throughout COP28, including:
- a high-level dialogue on “Delivering a Gender-Responsive Just Transition for All”, organized by the International Labor Organization and the UNFCCC on Sunday, 3 December (9:30-17:30 UTC+4);
- a session on “Gender Just Climate Transitions: Global Perspectives on the Implications for Land Rights and the Care Economy" with the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice (FACJ) and the UN Research Institute for Social Development on the critical role of grassroots organizations in land rights, tenure security, and climate justice on Saturday, 9 December (15:00-16:30 UTC+4); and
- a reception with the Generation Equality Action Coalition on FACJ on "Strengthening Partnerships for Feminist Action for Climate Justice" at the Spain Pavilion on Friday, 8 December (18:00-19:00 UTC+4), co-organized with the Nordic Council of Ministers and IUCN.
Robust protection of environmental rights, equitable access to land and food, effective pandemic preparedness, institutions’ capacity for climate resilience, and empowered local communities – these elements collectively pave the way for peace and economic development.
Justice must be part of the solution to achieve a climate-secure future for people and the planet.
Find out more about IDLO’s approach to climate justice:
- Climate Justice: A Rule of Law Approach for Transformative Climate Action
- Climate Justice for Woman and Girls: A Rule of Law Approach to Feminist Climate Action
- Rule of Law for Food Systems Transformation
- Rule of Law Responses to Climate Insecurity
Photo: ©IDLO/GGImages/Mustafa Saeed