FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 23rd, 2022Geneva, Switzerland — Today, the Special Rapporteur for the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, Dr. Ian Fry, presented his first report, on “initial planning and vision for the mandate,” at the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. Francesca Mingrone, Staff Attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), offered the following reflection on the report:“This new report has the potential to galvanize much-needed attention toward the intersection of human rights and climate change at a pivotal moment. We encourage paying specific attention to non-economic losses like threats to cultural rights and the right to land. “Civil society, Indigenous Peoples, and frontline communities called for the creation of the Special Rapporteur’s mandate for more than a decade. It’s critical that the Special Rapporteur continues to meaningfully engage with those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and help amplify their voices.”Read the statement that CIEL delivered at the 50th Session of the Human Rights Council.
Source: The Guardian June 23, 2022 18:18 UTC