Published: March 13, 2020
the work of the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment showing how human rights are seriously affected by a degraded environment.
QUNO’s Representative for Climate Change, Lindsey Fielder Cook, made four interventions during the 52nd meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Paris, which can be found here. These interventions related to the addition of (or protecting existing) language on the essential role of civil society/public participation, rights-based approaches to climate action, non-economic losses and loss and damage when calculating ‘costs’, and ‘behavior change’ to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to locked in climate change.
from Detmer Kremer, Programme Assistant Human Impacts of Climate Change, QUNO (3/13/2020)