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UNFCCC COP28 Side event: "What Human Rights at 75 means for Climate Justice Now"

3 December 2023|Event

UN System official side event

3 December 2023, 1:15-2:45 horas, SE Room 2

Human Rights, and in line with findings of IPCC’s 6th Assessment Report and the Agreed Conclusions of the 66th Session of the Commission on Status of Women, and in the run up to the 30th
Anniversary of the ICPD, the event will explore how rights-based and gender-responsive approaches, including in climate litigation, lead to more effective and sustainable climate action. The event will highlight recent outcomes of intergovernmental processes regarding human rights and climate change, including the Escazú Agreement.

- Ana Paula Souza, UN Human Rights Office

Opening remarks:
- RALPH REGENVANU, Minister of climate change, adaptation,
meteorology and geo-hazards, energy, environment and disaster
risk-management for Vanuatu
the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Panel discussion:
- RENEE GIFT, Legal Officer, UN Environment Programme
- YESSIE MOSBY, Torres Strait 8 claimant and Masigilgal Traditional
- SAGARIKA SRIRAM, Founder, Kids4abetterworld, Children’s
Advisory Board for CRC General Comment 26
- MWANAHAMISI SINGANO, Senior Global Policy Lead, WEDO
- HARJEET SINGH, Head of Global Political Strategy, Climate
Action Network
- MANSI SHAH, Coordinator, Self Employed Women's Association
- TISHIKO KING, Climate Advocate, Our Islands Our Home

Closing remarks:
- MICHEL FORST, UN Special Rapporteur on Environmental
Defenders under the Aarhus Convention
- EMTITHAL MAHMOUD (Emi) Poet, Activist and Goodwill Ambassador
for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

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