The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten – the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world. It is a platform for solidarity, partnership and shared engagement for all who care about global justice, whether as individuals and communities suffering injustice or as advocates for fairness in resource-rich societies.
The Foundation provides a space for facilitating action on climate justice to empower the poorest people and countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable and people-centred development…
Most countries have joined an international treaty — the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – to consider what can be done to reduce global warming and to cope with whatever temperature increases are inevitable. The UNFCCC secretariat supports all institutions involved in the climate change process, particularly the COP, the subsidiary bodies and their Bureau.
The Kyoto Protocol is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the EU for reducing greenhouse gas emissions .These amount to an average of five per cent against 1990 levels over the five-year period 2008-2012. The major distinction between the Protocol and the Convention is that while the Convention encouraged industrialised countries to stabilize GHG emissions, the Protocol commits them to do so.
The Cancun Agreements are a set of significant decisions by the international community to address the long-term challenge of climate change collectively and comprehensively over time and to take concrete action now to speed up the global response. The agreements were reached on December 11 in Cancun, Mexico, at the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Climate change is here. It has a human face. This report details the silent crisis occurring around the world today as a result of global climate change. It is a comprehensive account of the impacts of climate change on human society. Its findings indicate that climate change is responsible each year for hundreds of thousands of deaths and is a serious threat to over half of the world’s population.