With COP27 just around the corner, Global Witness alongside over 200 organisations have signed an appeal to the UNFCCC and state parties at COP27 to put human rights at the centre of climate action.

COP27 offers a defining moment to accelerate the transition away from fossil fuels and set the compass resolutely towards the energy transition. The profit driven extractive model which has underpinned the global energy model has not provided the economic benefits or development promised to many countries and has entrenched existing inequalities. It must be transformed. Meeting this immense challenge requires swift and coordinated global action, as well as redirection of private and public investments to renewable energy projects.