Climate change and human rights: what’s next to boost ambition?
Ahead of the 23 September 2019 UN climate action summit to boost ambition and accelerate climate action and in the context of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council, the Permanent Mission of the Marshall Islands as president of the Climate Vulnerable Forum and in cooperation with the Universal Rights Group, OHCHR, Aroha, and Independent Diplomat is organising a high-level breakfast on ‘Climate change and human rights: what’s next to boost ambition?’ This discussion between the UN High Commissioner for the Human Rights, Permanent Representatives of Climate Vulnerable Forum States and other relevant stakeholders will serve as an opportunity to:
- Reflect on and promote linkages between human rights and climate change, including the important role of human rights in climate change policy-making and implementation;
- Share experiences related to rights-based climate action and policy-making; and
- Identify opportunities for future human rights efforts and their potential role in boosting ambition and accelerating efforts to address climate change and its impacts on fundamental human rights, including potential collaboration between the Climate Vulnerable Forum and the UN Human Rights Office.
Feature image: Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon, Southeast Iceland by UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. Licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
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