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Responses to COVID-19 pandemic must not ignore the climate crisis: public statement

, Index number: POL 30/2327/2020

In this public statement Amnesty International calls on governments while focusing on saving lives and mitigating the harshest economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, to also apply maximum efforts to tackle the climate crisis urgently based on their obligations in human rights law. A failure to do so would put the lives and rights or billions of people at risk and would severely limit the ability to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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