Climate action is transformative if grounded in human rights and locally led. What actions should we take to ensure integration of human rights, equity, just transition, gender justice, and consideration of peoples’ solutions in global and national climate policymaking?
Putting people and real solutions at the heart of climate action was a side event at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, or the 27th Conference of Parties (COP27) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The event was organised by IBON International, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, ENDA Energie, GenderCC, LIFE Education, Sustainability, Equality, GILINAVO, and CECOEDECON.
Panelists Ndivile Mokoena (GenderCC), Makoma Lekalakala (Earthlife Africa), Ajay Jha (CECOEDECON), Carola Mejia (Latindadd), and Samba Fall (ENDA) provided an overview of policies, practices, and dominant frameworks and challenges to peoples’ rights, environment, and right to development. They also spoke about the stakes at COP27 and the long-term vision to achieve climate justice.
The reactors, Lobsang Yangtso (International Tibet Network) and Kantuta Conde (RED LAC), gave their insights and related the discussion to the plight of the communities they represent.
Re-watch the COP27 side event, and view the event highlights, below.