08 Dec 2021
Venue: Online | Zoom
Organization: Forest Peoples Programme, Swedbio, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity, Global Youth Biodiversity Network, Geneva Environment Network, International Union for Conservation of Nature
This high-level event, co-convened by Forest Peoples Programme, Swedbio, the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB), the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), IUCN, Women 4 Biodiversity, and the Geneva Environment Network aims at drawing attention to the importance of human rights in the Global Biodiversity Framework prior to the final face-to-face negotiations of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
About this Session
Respecting and protecting human rights and protecting the environment are inextricably linked, as recently confirmed by the Human Rights Council resolution 48/13 on the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. Yet while Heads of State from 88 countries have called to end siloed thinking in the Leaders Pledge for Nature, and global civil society has stated the same in no uncertain terms, environmental policy making still too often excludes or side-lines human rights. This Panel will reflect on the important opportunity of changing this history in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Global Biodiversity Framework to be adopted early in 2022, and bringing human rights into the new framework both as a guide to do no harm, and as a beacon for ways to do things better. Specific opportunities to realise this will be presented by speakers.
The event will be simultaneously translated into Spanish, recorded, and a summary of key recommendations for the text negotiations will be provided afterwards.
By alphabetical order. Additional speakers to be announced.
Women 4 Biodiversity
Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) | speaking in Spanish
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment (pre-recorded video)
Senior Global Policy and Advocacy Lead, Nia Tero
Wolfram MORGENROTH KLEIN
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Policy Coordinator, Global Youth Biodiversity Network
Basile VAN HAVRE
Co-Chair of the Open Ended Working Group on the post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Helen TUGENDHAT (Moderator)
Environmental Governance Coordinator, Forest Peoples Programme
For online participation kindly register directly on the Zoom platform.
The video of the event will be available here after the conclusion of the event.
- Civil society calls on world leaders to put human rights at the centre of environmental policy, (November 2021)
- Applying a Human-Rights Based Approach: an analysis of Draft One of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework with key recommendations for targeted amendments (September 2021)
- Human Rights approaches to conserving biodiversity: the newly released policy brief and its Executive Summary from the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, David R. Boyd and Stephanie Keene (August 2021)
- Human Rights in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: Options for integrating a human-rights based approach to achieve the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity. (June 2020)
- More information on the Thematic Workshop on Human Rights as enabling condition in the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, held in Chiang Mai in February 2020.