UNFCCC Side Event: Protecting human rights in international carbon markets
Watch the recording of the event here
Time and venue:
May 1st, 16.45 – 18.15, Bonn Climate Change Conference / World Conference Center, Kaminzimmer
This side event focused on measures to uphold the rights of local stakeholders affected by climate mitigation projects in the context of the negotiations on the Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM), with considerations for the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). At the occasion of the event, we launched a new publication: Practitioners’ guide for local stakeholder consultation – how to ensure adequate public participation in climate mitigation actions.
- Eva Filzmoser, Carbon Market Watch,“Robust governance processes in international carbon markets”
- Osvaldo Jordan, Alianza para la Conservación y el Desarrollo, “Cleansing Unsustainable Development and Human Rights: The Case of the Barro Blanco Dam”
- David Waskow, World Resources Institute, “How important are indigenous and local communities to the environment?”
- Rensie Panda, Delegation of Papua New Guinea, “Protecting human rights and the rights of land-owning communities in international negotiations“
- Ben Schachter, Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
Over the past 20 years, global efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change have increasingly relied upon the implementation of local mitigation projects. While aiming to reduce emissions in the most cost-effective way, some of these projects have had adverse impacts on local people, resulting in the displacement of populations or the privatisation of natural resources. A significant contributor to these negative impacts is the lack of positive interaction and collaboration between local people and project developers.
24 May 2018
Learning from Barro Blanco: how to improve public participation in climate projects
26 Apr 2018