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Climate action to secure human rights worldwide: A position paper for the German political landscape

  • Publication Date  2019-03-28
  • Type  Report

Ascending to the UN Security Council this year, and in 2020 assuming presidency of the EU, Germany is being given a prime opportunity to shape global action on climate change. In order to become a credible leader, Germany must meet its 2020 emissions reduction target, and create a legal structure in which it cannot fail to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. As well as mitigating climate change, Germany can safeguard the rights of those being forced to flee their homes because of global warming, facilitating and enshrining an international agreement to protect climate refugees. EJF's briefing explains why Germany must rise to the challenge.