Climate action and human rights – the role of civil society in ensuring no one is left behind

UNDP, OHCHR, CIEL

Climate action and human rights – the role of civil society in ensuring no one is left behind

01:30 PM Day 1

National climate commitments developed by all countries under the Paris Agreement have called to become one of the key policy frameworks laying out the national policy plans related to sustainable development and to guide the delivery the international climate finance. In this context integrating human rights in these plans is critical to ensure the promotion of socially inclusive and gender just policies contributing to broader developmental objectives. This session will provide an overview of how national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement are being prepared. We will discuss some of the opportunities to integrate human rights, land tenure, gender equality, indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge, and other related themes in these processes.

Participants

  • Amanda Kron, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Sébastien Duyck, Senior Attorney – Climate and Energy Programme, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  • Ann Pedersen, UNDP
  • Maria Bang, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • Hanna Sällström, SIDA

Time: 01:30-02:30PM