Call for input to public session and report: Environmental Justice, the Climate Crisis and people of African descent


Deadline:
22 March 2021
Issued by:
Working Group of experts on people of African descent
Purpose:
To inform the WGEPAD 28th virtual public session and report to the Human Rights Council on Environmental Justice, the Climate Crisis and people of African descent

Objectives of the session and report

The Working Group of experts on people of African descent will focus its 28th public session on Environmental Justice, the Climate Crisis and people of African descent (24-26 March 2021). This thematic session will discuss human rights solutions to address environmental injustice, racial disparities, unequal protection and the unique impact of the climate crisis and environmental racism on people of African descent. It will involve a comprehensive look at various aspects of environmental racism and the climate crisis locally and globally. All interested Member States and other stakeholders are warmly invited to join the session. For further information please see the concept note. The Working Group will submit a report on Environmental Justice, the Climate Crisis and people of African descent to the United Nations Human Rights Council in September 2021.

Key questions and types of input sought

The Working Group would appreciate receiving views from all interested stakeholders on Environmental Justice, the Climate Crisis and people of African descent They would also welcome information about any positive measures that have been undertaken by Member States, national human rights institutions and equality bodies, civil society, and UN agencies, funds and programmes to protect the human rights of people of African descent in this regard. In addition the WGEPAD would welcome any specific recommendations you would like to make to further the protection of human rights of people of African descent in this context.

How and where to submit inputs

Inputs may be sent via e-mail to the WGEPAD Secretariat at the Anti-Racial Discrimination Section, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva. All submissions must be received by 22 March 2021.

E-mail address:
E-mail subject line:
Submission – Environmental Justice, the Climate Crisis and people of African descent
Word limit:
Concise contributions are appreciated (with relevant reports attached)
File formats:
Word
Accepted languages:
English preferred, if possible

Treatment of inputs received

Submissions will be published on the WGEPAD webpage by default and contributors may be referenced in the report, if you do not wish your submission or your name to be public, please indicate you do not consent to this information being in the public domain.



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Contact information

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
OHCHR-UNOG 8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211 Geneve 10, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 917 9000
Fax: +41 22 917 9008
Email: africandescent@ohchr.org