COP27 outcome: Some positive steps but overall failure to sufficiently protect humanity from the climate emergency

The COP27 outcome includes several positive decisions in certain areas, but also lack of meaningful progress under other strands of the negotiations. While references to human rights principles and standards in decisions taken under the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement are welcome and necessary, they are not a replacement for effective climate action that respects, protects, and fulfil human rights. This public statement provides a brief analysis of COP27 outcomes with respect to loss and damage, climate change mitigation, international carbon markets, climate finance for mitigation and adaptation, and the Glasgow work programme on Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE). The statement does not comprehensively assess the full COP27 outcome.

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