During the months of October and November one of our MHREC team members is participating in an 8-week online training entitled “Climate Action: Human Rights-Based Approaches to Adaptation and Mitigation Challenges”,
This training forms part of the Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights Series (ASEMHRS) which aims to promote better mutual understanding and cooperation between Asia and Europe on human rights issues.
The training follows the 21st Informal ASEM Seminar on “Human Rights and Climate Change” held earlier in 2022. This training highlighted the urgent necessity of integrating human rights into climate change law in Asia and Europe and called on governments to strengthen efforts in delivering human rights-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The 8-week online training entitled “Climate Action: Human Rights-Based Approaches to Adaptation and Mitigation Challenges”, aims to
- “Provide participants with practical and relevant knowledge to understand the human rights impacts of climate change and develop human rights-based responses that fulfil international and domestic human rights obligations and standards
- Shed light on the disproportionate impacts of climate change on certain sectors such as Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, older persons, and persons with disabilities, among others, and share best practices and recommendations to ensure participation and access of such sectors in an inclusive decision-making process
- Provide participants with knowledge about climate justice and trends in climate litigation around the world, as well as how these actions can move countries and companies to more ambitious climate targets.”