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Monday December 10th, 2018

COP24: Christian Aid criticises USA, Saudi and China attacks on human rights at climate talks

On international human rights day, Christian Aid criticised countries including the USA, Saudi Arabia, India and China for trying to remove references to human rights from the Paris Rulebook being negotiated at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland.
 
Mohamed Adow, International Climate Lead, at Christian Aid, said: “Climate change is one of the human rights issues of our time.  Nothing is more fundamental than the right to breathe clean air.  If you can’t drink because of drought or eat because rising seas have killed your crops then that very much impacts your human rights.
 
“Attempts to remove language around human rights from the climate change negotiations shows the utter disregard these countries have for the world’s poorest people.”
 
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