Towards Environmental Justice
The role of the Legally Binding Instrument for business accountability in combatting the triple planetary crisis
Franciscans International is organising a side event in Geneva, co-sponsored by CIDSE and other 9 organisations, during the 8th session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and human rights.
Panelists will discuss specific local cases and recent developments such as the recognition of the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment to explore how the current draft text of the legally binding instrument may serve to mitigate the triple planetary crisis and hold corporations accountable.
The event will be moderated by Franciscans International. During the panel there will be guests speaking: Erika Mendes (Justiça Ambiental / Friends of the Earth Mozambique) on gas projects in Cabo Delgado; Viviana Tacha (Centro Sociojurídico para la Defensa Territorial) on the La Colosa Mine in Colombia; Laya Hughes (Lawyer and Consultant) on the impact of oil and gas industries in the United States; Debbie Stothard (ALTSEAN – Burma); David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment.
Register here to join on zoom or in-person at Maison de la Paix, Petal 2, Auditorium A2.
Interpretation will be available in English and Spanish.