Event at the 12th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva - Just Transition in Energy and Extractives Industries
Tid 27 November 2023 15:00 – 16:20
Plats Geneva and online
On the 27th of Nov 2023 Swedwatch co-organized an event that was part of the main sessions at the 12th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva.
The session was co-organized by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Fair Finance Asia-Oxfam, Permanent Mission of Switzerland, Australian Human Rights Institute at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Business and Human Rights Centre at the University of Geneva, and Swedwatch, with the support of the Danish Institute of Human Rights and the Office for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
The session consisted of two parts of dialogues with different speakers. The first dialogue provided an overview of key environmental and human rights challenges faced by rights holders in the processes of energy transition. It further provided insights on measures to protect both substantive and procedural rights of indigenous people and local communities.
The second dialogue sheded light on the important roles of states and business enterprises in applying a rights-based approach to the energy transition through examples of human rights and environmental due diligence practices that safeguard inclusive and just energy transition.
Link to the recording of the event
Chairperson, Working Group on business and human rights
Muhammad Al Amin
Executive Director, WALHI South Sulawesi
Alancay Morales Garro
Lead on Business and Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples Rights International
Sustainable Supply Chain Manager, Orsted
Innocence Ntap N’diaye
President, Haut Conseil du Dialogue Social du Sénégal
Director, Australian Institute for Human Rights, UNSW Sydney
Yayoi Fujita Lagerqvist
Program Officer, Swedwatch
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