Business and human rights in the Anthropocene - Day 1 (Room XX) Forum on Business and Human Rights 2022
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Business and human rights in the Anthropocene- 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights - Rights Holders at The Centre: Strengthening Accountability To Advance Business Respect For People And Planet In The Next Decade
3:00pm – 4:20pm         Business and human rights in the Anthropocene: A climate for change? (ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH ONLY)
  • Our planet has reached a tipping point. From extreme storms and rising sea levels to rapid biodiversity loss and environmental pollution, these manifestations of the climate crisis and ecological decline are set to have lasting impacts on human rights and our planet. Cognizant of these trends, the UN Human Rights Council adopted in October 2021 a resolution recognizing the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment—and with it, the need for environmental justice as well as access to effective remedies for those communities and environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) working to stop climate change, environmental degradation, and business-related human rights abuse. This hybrid session brings together experts and practitioners to discuss the links between business activities, human rights, and the rights of nature. Speakers will also be asked to reflect on how business respect for human rights—along with the right to a healthy environment—is to be achieved, and the roles that EHRDs, Indigenous peoples and States, among other stakeholders, can play in enhancing corporate sustainability due diligence as concept and practice.
  • Moderators: Krizel Patolot Malabanan
  • Nadia Owusu
  • Andres Bermudez-Lievano
  •  Wensislaus Fatubun
  •  Theonila Roka Matbob
  •  Victor van Vuuren
  • Romchat Wachirarattanakornkul