COP 21 2015




The World Conference on Climate Change was held in Le Bourget, France from November 30 to December 11, 2015. It is a decisive step in negotiating the future of our planet, because the outlines of a “new global climate governance ” was adopted. The objective is that all countries, including the major greenhouse gas emitters, developing countries such as the “emerging” countries, are engaged in a binding global climate agreement.


The agreement implemented will be a global paradigm shift, as it considers the climate challenge not as a necessary “burden sharing” of emissions, but rather as a new opportunity to intervene with new ways of thinking and “learning” about life.


For the COP21, the CIDCE organized:
An official off-site “side event” on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), François-Furet Amphitheatre, 09h00-18h00, 105 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris. Working Topics were “Rights of Humankind, Future Generations and Climate Change” and “Biodiversity and Climate Change”.


Programs in French + English


The President of the French Republic, referring to the Rights of Humankind, Future Generations and Climate Change in his greeting addressed the French on December 31, 2014, stated: “Now we must lead the world so that a Declaration for the Rights of Humankind to preserve the planet is adopted.”


In the mission letter of June 4, 2015 he entrusted the responsibility for the development of the Declaration to Corinne Lepage, former environment minister and a lawyer specializing in environmental law.


In the official ten person working group, two members of the CRIDEAU-OMIJ, Hubert Delzangles and Jean-Marc Lavieille, nominated by Michel Prieur, participated in the drafting of this declaration, which is accompanied by an explanatory report. Both were presented to the L’Elysée on September 25, 2015.


The “Universal Declaration of the Rights of Humankind”, in a particular affiliation with the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” of 1948, is four pages long. Its sixteen articles are organized into three parts: principles, rights, duties.


The time has come for the advent of such a text for at least three reasons: humankind is facing a series of major perils, many international texts already refer to humankind, and the 21st Conference on Climate Change in December in Paris, represents a historic moment.


The Declaration is now in the hands of policymakers at the highest levels and various international institutions …


Declaration text (French version, English version, Spanish version, Portuguese version)


For more information, please read the Declaration of Limoges prepared by the members of the CRIDEAU, on behalf of the CIDCE in the spring of 2015.


Two on-site “side events”: Thursday, December 10th, Generations spaces climate – room 3 – Site Paris-Le Bourget


09h30-12h30: “the human rights and climate change”


Programs in French + English


17.30-19.00: “Environmental Migration in the World”


Programs in French + English.


Universal Declaration on Environmentally Displaced Persons in French + English


Posters in French + English


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