Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger is a prominent international human rights and climate change advocate. She is the Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA, Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust, and on the advisory board of the Creative Coalition. For over 30 years, Bianca Jagger has campaigned for human rights, social and economic justice and environmental protection throughout the world.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 2:30pm
Will the Paris Climate Agreement Deliver?
A historic event took place on Earth Day 2016. It was a decisive moment for the planet. On Friday, April 22nd around 60 heads of state gathered at the United Nations in New York for the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement. 175 governments took the first step of signing onto the deal and...
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Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 10:00am
The Paris Agreement: 1.5C to Stay Alive
On 12th December at 7:16 p.m. Laurent Fabius, French Minister for Foreign Affairs and President of COP21, announced to a room packed with ministers, negotiators, NGOs and prominent guests "I see the room and I see that the reaction is positive. I don't hear any objection. The Paris Agreement for...
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 8:15am
A State of Emergency in France
I was in la Place de La Republique Sunday afternoon, November 29th, with several thousand people. The Statue of the Republic is covered with flowers and candles to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks of November 13th. The monument was also surrounded by pairs of shoes, including a pair...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Urgent Call to World Leaders to Prevent Catastrophic Climate Change
Ahead of the upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris that begin next month, I urge all readers to sign this ' Appeal to World Leaders to Commit to CO2 Reductions in line with Scientific Recommendations .' Please go to MoveOn.org and sign here. The United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (...
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:30pm
Pope Francis' Historic Visit to the US
Yesterday, Pope Francis landed in Washington to begin a historic US visit. In a rare break with protocol President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Biden greeted him from the plane at Andrews Air Force Base. Today he will meet with the President at the White House and tomorrow he...
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:15am
President Obama's Mortal Sin
President Obama is the first incumbent US President to cross the Arctic Circle. The purpose of his expedition was to " witness first-hand the impact of climate change on the region " and to announce new measures to address it. Speaking at the Glacier climate summit in Anchorage Obama recognised the...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 12:45pm
The Time Has Come to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground
he warnings from our most respected scientists are loud and clear and their findings are irrefutable. Science demands that average global temperature rises must stay below 2C if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change. The world cannot wait until 2050, 2040 or even 2030 to act. The World Bank’s...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 1:45pm
At the Heart of COP20: Loss and Damage
Editor's Note: The following dispatch was written on the final evening of the recent UN climate summit (COP20) that took place in Lima, Peru and concluded, after an extension of the talks, on Sunday, December 14, 2014. I am writing from Lima, Peru, where the 20th Conference of Parties (COP) for the...
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Ethnic Tamil women in Sri Lanka’s former war zones face abuses including sexual violence, trafficking and forced prostitution. Tamil men are not immune either, with many facing torture and sexual violence as well. (Public domain) Views
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:15am
Sexual Violence in Sri Lanka Deserves World's Attention
The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict begins today, June 10-13, 2014, on the banks of the Thames here in London. The Summit is organized by Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie. According to the UK government , it...
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Chief Raoni walking away from protests in Brasilia, May 27th. (Credit Maira Irigaray: Amazonwatch) Views
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 7:15am
The World Cup Exposes Brazil's Injustices
On June 12th the World Cup kicks off in Brazil; the country has been beset by protest in the run up to the tournament. Last year up to a million people demonstrated across Brazil: protesting the vast expense of the World Cup, calling for better public services and an end to corruption. On June 3rd...
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