Ana Barreira

Climate Change and the Enjoyment of Human Rights before the European Court of Human Rights.

On April 9th, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued three rulings in the cases KlimaSeniorinnen v. Switzerland, Carême v. France, and Duarte Agostinho and others v. Portugal and 32 other States, in which, for the first time, the interference of the effects of climate change with the enjoyment of a series of human rights included in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) of 1950 was addressed.

Environmental information, the significant absentee in non-financial information statements. Much ado about nothing.

According to Law 11/2018, large companies are required to prepare a non-financial information statement (NFIS) that includes, among other things, the impacts of their activities on the environment. However, the majority of NFIS from financial institutions, such as banks and insurers, lack the required environmental information.

COP27 represents a step forward, but not to everyone’s satisfaction

[Article originally published in El País] After the arduous and difficult negotiations that took place until the early hours of 20 November in Sharm-El-Sheikh, the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27), the supreme body of the 198-state United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has concluded. To assess its results in a comprehensive manner, …

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