We are delighted to invite you to this special event entitled “Climate Finance and Human Rights – A Question of Justice”, on October 20 at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations.
This year has been marred by climate change-induced extreme events, most recently observed in the widespread destruction caused by flooding in Pakistan, as well as by the severe hurricanes in the Caribbean. These events disproportionately affect those who have contributed least to climate change, making this a question of justice. When the UN climate negotiations take place in Egypt in November 2022, outcomes around climate finance, and more specifically Loss and Damage, will be key.
The release of the first report of Ian Fry, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change in early September, is therefore timely. It outlines numerous recommendations to the UN General Assembly on how to eliminate the use of fossil fuels, alleviate the funding gap for Loss and Damage, as well as improving modes of participation and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and environmental human rights defenders.
To coincide with the presentation of Ian Fry’s report to the United Nations General Assembly, the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations are hosting a panel discussion to elaborate the findings and implications of the report. We are delighted to invite you to this special event, which will be followed by a reception.
The panelists will include:
- Ian Fry, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change
- Nikki Reisch, Centre for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
- Bhumika Muchhala, Third World Network
- Carla Carlson, Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic
- Christian Hannemann, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations
- Moderator: David Williams, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS)
Time: 20 October 2022, 4-5 pm, followed by a reception
Location: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York
Registration: Please register by sending your name and, if applicable affiliation/organization, to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than October 19.
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