We need trust and solidarity to collectively solve the climate and nature crisis we are experiencing.The people who contributed the least to the climate crisis are now suffering its worst impacts. This is a grave injustice. I call on leaders to act now and provide frontline communities with the help they need by allocating the funding they need to address the loss and damage they have suffered. If you agree with my demands, please sign this letter and add your voice to mine.
On 6 July, the European Parliament rejected the opposition presented by some political forces to the European Commission's proposal for a Taxonomy for eco-sustainable investments. Such proposal, in its revision approved by the European Commission on 2 February 2022, included natural gas and nuclear energy among the "transition technologies" towards a decarbonised economy. Therefore, with the non-opposition of the Parliament and the approval of the European Council on 12 July (which is a foregone conclusion), the Taxonomy will enter into force as such on 1 January 2023.
The strong impact of climate change on the environment has highlighted the relationship between ecosystems and the realization of human rights. National Constitutions have, therefore, progressively dedicated special provisions to environmental protection, highlighting a growing attention to the issue. In Italy, just a few months ago, by expressly recognizing the right to the environment in Article 9 Const. a fundamental step was taken toward greater environmental and climate justice.