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UN Expert Professor John Knox calls major greenhouse gas-emitting countries to help Madagascar and other vulnerable countries

Professor John Knox, a United Nations Special Rappoteur on Human Rights and the Environment, has called on major greenhouse gas-emiting countries to immediately extend support to vulnerable countries.  The effort is to help these countries, like Madagascar, avoid the most harmful effects of climate change.

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Professor John Knox quoted in Christian Science Monitor regarding emissions cuts

Professor John Knox is quoted in the article, “How a president Trump could scuttle US role in climate accord,” written by and published in the Christian Science Monitor on Oct. 27, 2016. Continue reading »

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Professor John Knox, UN special rapporteur on human rights and environment, receives urgent submission about violations in fishing industry

Professor John Knox, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was referenced in the article, “Call to Address Human Rights and Illegal Fishing Links,” published on The Maritime Executive on Oct. 16, 2016.

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Professor John Knox quoted in New York Times article that examines United Nation’s performance on global challenges

Professor John Knox, a United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the New York Time article, “Examining the U.N.’s Record on Urgent Global Challenges,” published by Somini Sengupta on Sept. 19, 2016.

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Professor John Knox tells international media Latin American environmentalists are in danger

Professor John Knox, the United Nations first special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the following story written by Mongabay’s Rebecca Kessler on Aug. 11, 2016. The story was also picked up by Alternet here.

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Professor John Knox discusses increased assassination rate of environmental activists

Professor John Knox, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and the environment, was quoted in the following original article, “Murders of Activists Defending Safe Water and Environment Rise Sharply,” originally published on Circle of Blue on July 13, 2016.

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Professor John Knox co-authors op/ed in The Guardian about protecting environmental defenders

Professor John Knox co-authored the following op/ed, “Protecting those who work to defend the environment is a human rights issue,” originally published in The Guardian on June 5, 2016, with fellow U.N. special rapporteurs Michel Forst and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

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Professor John Knox calls on all governments to protect environmental defenders for World Environment Day

For World Environment Day, Sunday, June 5, 2016, Professor John Knox and two other United Nations human rights experts called on every government to protect environmental and land rights defenders in the following article released by the Office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, “‘A deadly undertaking’ — UN experts urge all Governments to protect environmental rights defenders,” published on June 2, 2016.

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Professor John Knox mentioned in Triple Pundit regarding energy companies’ approaches to human rights

Professor John Knox was mentioned in the article, “Businesses Must Respect Human Rights for a Fair Transition to a Renewable Future,” written by Kasumi Maeda and Eniko Horvath and published originally on Triple Pundit on June 2, 2016.

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Professor John Knox proposes revisions to Paris Agreement component to incorporate ‘strong social and environmental safeguards’

Professor John Knox‘s work as the United Nations special rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment in his proposed revisions to a Paris Agreement component is detailed  in the following article, “Climate negotiators focus on carbon credits, underplay human rights,” written by Wake Forest Professor Justin Catanoso and published originally in Mongabay on May 23, 2016.

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