Breakfast Debate on Climate Change and Human Rights with the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
Geneva, Switzerland – 5 March 2015
Focus and objectives
Informal breakfast debate on climate change and human rights with a sharing of views from states, international organizations and human rights experts.
Keynote presentations from the Foreign Ministers of Costa Rica and Bangladesh, and Former Irish President Mary Robinson who is also presiding the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice
The exchange, moderated by Marc Limon of Universal Rights Group, was a prelude to a major full-day discussion on human rights and climate change at the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council the following day on 6 March 2015.
Event’s concept note and programme – Concept & Programme (pdf, 0.1mb)
Statement by H.E. Ms Cecilia Rebong, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the UN at Geneva – Statement (pdf, 0.1mb)
Statement by Ms Mary Robinson, President of Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice & UN Special Envoy for Climate Change – Statement (pdf, 0.4mb)
Statement by H.E. Mr Manuel Gonzalez Sanz, Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica – Statement (pdf, 0.4mb)
Statement by H.E. Mr Abdul Hassan Mahmud Ali, Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh – Statement (pdf, 0.4mb)
“Council discusses measures that can be adopted by States in addressing the effects of climate change on Human Rights” – read the news item here.
“Human Rights Council holds discussion on the adverse impacts of climate change on States’ efforts to realize the right to food” – read the news item here.