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The rights of Lumad and the Paris Agreement

aquino @ cop21
LUMAD. During the talks, the Philippines led the call for including human rights in the climate change deal. Aquino at COP21 Paris, France, photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA ; Lumad photo by Derek Alviola/Rappler

By including a provision on human rights protection, the Paris Agreement provides a holistic approach to addressing climate change

April 23, 2016 — There are many stories that will be told after over 160 nations – the Philippines included – signed the Paris climate deal on April 22, which also happens to be Earth Day. Let me tell you one about stars.

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