After UN Climate Action Summit, urgent action needed by all states to avoid human rights violations on massive scale

Following the UN Climate Action Summit, held in New York on 23 September, Amnesty International is appalled that the vast majority of countries – and especially those nations most responsible for the climate crisis including some of the wealthiest – continue to ignore their obligations under human rights law. Such failures are all the more shocking in light of the demands of both frontline communities disproportionately affected by the climate crisis and of youth from around the world who are taking the streets in record numbers to demand effective action to avoid climate breakdown.

It is time for the complacency to end. 

Read Amnesty’s analysis of the UN Climate Action Summit (held Sept 23, 2019 in New York).