28 May 2024
10:00–11:00

Venue: International Environment House I | Room 2 & Online | Webex

Organization: Geneva Environment Network, Geneva Climate Change Consultation Group

Ahead of the 56th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC56), taking place in Geneva and online from 18 June to 12 July 2024, the Geneva Environment Network, the Geneva Climate Change Consultation Group (GeCCco), and partners will convene an information-sharing session on activities and events related to the environment taking place during this session.

About this Session

Environmental issues are present in various agenda items of each session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and their side events.

The promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change is the usual main environmental theme of the Council’s June sessions, with the Special Rapporteur’s annual Report to the HRC. This session will also be the first of the new Special Rapporteur on human rights and climate change, Elisa Morgera. The rights to freedom of assembly and of association, rights of internally displaced persons, business and human rights, and addressing extreme poverty are also environment-related issues presented by their respective United Nations Special Procedures, also in interactive dialogues with States, international organizations, human rights national institutions and NGOs.

To develop more synergies among stakeholders and a better outreach on the environmental agenda of HRC56, including the activities taking place in parallel to the Council’s session, the Geneva Environment Network, the Geneva Climate Change Consultation Group (GeCCco), and partners are convening an information-sharing session. This event will discuss and share information on planned environment-related activities at and around HRC56, such as in-person and online events, publications or exhibitions, among others, and exchange on possible synergies. They feed the GEN page on HRC56 which will provide an updated calendar of these environment-related events. → Share information on your activity!

Speakers

Additional speakers to be confirmed. Various participants attending the event will also take the floor.

Ira GIBSON

Program Officer, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Geneva Office

Benjamin SCHACHTER

Coordinator, Environment and Climate Change Team, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Frédérique BOURQUE

Associate Human Rights Officer, OHCHR (Mandate of SR on human rights and climate change)

Krizel PATOLOT MALABANAN

Associate Human Rights Officer, OHCHR (Mandate of WG on Business and Human Rights)

Patricia VARELA

Human Rights Officer, OHCHR (Mandate of SR on extreme poverty and human rights)

Juliana ALMEIDA

Environment Law Specialist, Law Division, UN Environment Programme

Richard NCUBE

Environmental Rights Specialist, UN Environment Programme

Jan Harvey PARAFINA

Research and Communications Consultant, Geneva Environment Network

Diana RIZZOLIO

Coordinator, Geneva Environment Network | Moderator

Registration

The event will take place in a hybrid format, at the International Environment House I, Room 2 and online.

In-person Attendance

To join in person, kindly register through the form below.

Online Attendance

To join virtually, kindly register through the link below.

Environment @ HRC56

The 56th regular session of the Human Rights Council (HRC56) is taking place in Geneva and online from 18 June to 12 July 2024. This regularly-updated page highlights the environmental-related activities of this session.

Share Information on your Event @ HRC56

Information shared will be placed in our update “Environment @ 56th Session of the UN Human Rights Council” (link to be updated).

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