Climate Governance

PreCOP: ENSURING HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED CLIMATE ACTION THROUGH PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ESCAZÚ AGREEMENT

Side Event: PreCOP25 Costa Rica

Ensuring effective public participation in environmental decisions enhances the effectiveness and legitimacy of the decision-making process while guaranteeing that policies respect and promote human rights. The implementation of the Paris Agreement offers several opportunities to implement effectively this principle.

The NDC review process will set in motion the structure of the Paris Agreement guiding how climate action will transform our cities, economies, and lifestyles. Additionally, international cooperation through carbon trading mechanisms offers an opportunity for states to reaffirm their commitment to the right of local communities and indigenous peoples to have a say in decision impacting them.

In this context, a multilevel governance process with the effective participation of the public is essential. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the Escazú Agreement sets the correct approach for climate actions to enhance participation and lower emissions while safeguarding human rights.

Location:

National Convention Centre

Date:

Wednesday, October 9, 15:00 to 16:30

Room:

Salon Guanacaste

Panel:The Role of Public Participation in Enhancing Climate Governance

  • Mrs. Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Ms. Gladys Martinez, AIDA
  • Mr. Adrián Martinez, La Ruta del Clima
  • Ms. Carole Excell, WRI
  • Ms. Fiona Marshall, UN Economic Commission for Europe
  • Mr. David. R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Obligations related to the Environment

Expectations for the PreCOP and COP25

  • Mr. Sébastien Duyck, CIEL
  • Mr. Benjamin Schachter, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Program:

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