While the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the whole of humanity in various ways, posing a far reaching threat to human rights, it brings to light our responsibility to ensure we do not return to behaviours that leave the vast majority of the human family behind. The webinars series will discuss climate change and human rights from an ethical and spiritual perspective, bringing together a diversity of voices.
This series of short webinars are promoted by the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights (comprised of World Council of Churches, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Franciscans International, the Lutheran World Federation, and Soka Gakkai International) on the occasion of the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council.
Panel 1: Human Rights, Ethics and Climate Change (in English)
Wednesday 17 June from 13:00 to 14:00 PM CET
This first panel aims at engaging grassroots partners, informing the general public, and proposing a spiritual perspective.
Yves Lador (Earthjustice)
Tetet Nera-Lauron (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad
Yeb Saño (Greenpeace Southeast Asia)
Sister Jayanti (Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University)
Moderator: Valeriane Bernard (Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University)
Panel 2: Human Rights, Ethics and Climate Change (in English)
Wednesday 24 June from 15:00 to 16:00 PM CET
This second panel aims at providing a technical discussion on selected issues relating to human rights and climate change providing an ethical perspective.
Athena Peralta (World Council of Churches, Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Human Rights and the Environment)
Benjamin Schachter (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) tbc
Fr Neil Mitchell OP (Dominicans in Southern Africa)
Budi Tjahjono (Franciscans International)
Rev. Fletcher Harper (GreenFaith)
Moderator: Isaiah Toroitich (Lutheran World Federation)
Follow on YoutubeLive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV4rdFM61wM&feature=youtu.be
Panel 3: Human Rights, Ethics and Climate Change (in Spanish)
Wednesday 1 July, from 17:00 to 18:00 pm CET
This third panel aims to bring the voices from Latin America and the Caribbean. This webinar will pay special attention to the impacts of climate change on the most marginalized groups in developing countries with a specific focus on Indigenous Peoples and intergenerational justice.
Marcelo Leites (FUMEC LAC)
Claudia Herrera (CEPREDENAC) tbc
Igor Bastos (Global Catholic Climate Movement)
Fernanda Zuniga (Lutheran World Federation)
Juan Chavez Quispe (World Council of Churches Indigenous People’s Reference Group)
Moderator: Elena Cedillo (Lutheran World Federation)
Follow on YoutubeLive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO5Xrcb33B4&feature=youtu.be