At the international
level it has been acknowledged for over a decade that climate change is an
issue that impacts upon a number of human rights.
This has resulted in numerous reports and resolutions from the UN Human Rights Council, the inclusion of human rights in the preamble to the Paris Agreement 2015, the inclusion of climate change as an associated issue in General Comment No. 36 on the ‘Right to Life’, and more recently a report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment relating to the ‘Right to a Safe Climate’.
These ground-breaking developments have provided a platform for further work to clarify the human rights obligations relating to climate change.
This workshop draws on interdisciplinary perspectives to examine the conceptual and practical contours that are faced in this context. Join us online over one and a half days, for a ‘webinar workshop’ that focuses on further developing the associated conceptual and practical understandings in this rapidly developing field.
The workshop includes five panel sessions.
See the full programme of the day, which includes an overview of each speaker’s contribution to the workshop.
Patricia Iturregui (Catholic University of Peru, GIDAMB Environmental Law Research Group )
Dr Shanna McClain (NASA)
How to join this workshop
To join this online workshop please register at Eventbrite. Upon registration you will be send the instructions on how to join as well as the webinar ID’s.
The webinar will be accessible via Zoom. Please make sure you have created a Zoom account in advance of joining the workshop, if you haven’t yet, please create an account here. If you are a University of Essex staff member or student please follow the instructions on how to create an account.
For those who cannot join this online workshop, the videos of each panel will be posted afterwards on our social media channels.
How to ask questions
Please use the chat box to ask your questions, the chair of each session will take a selection of questions at the end of each panel.