Webinar: “Putting an end to greed: the interaction between respect for human rights and the protection of nature”
Traditional inhabitants and indigenous peoples are guarantors for the continued existence of natural areas. But the greed for resources does not stop, which is why the overexploitation of nature is increasing seemingly unchecked. Preventive mechanisms to protect indigenous peoples and local communities are crucial to halt this trend. Irresponsible business practices, state negligence and impunity for human rights violations that harm people and nature are leading to prolonged destruction of livelihoods, health risks, gender-based violence and ultimately to the undermining of efforts to take meaningful climate change mitigation measures. This webinar provides first-hand experience of the damage caused by the extractive industries in the Amazon and the Kolwezi copper-cobalt belt. The most important developments in international human rights law will be discussed with representatives from the world of politics.
- Welcome and introduction by Petra Bayr
- Input Chantelle Teixeira, CIMI
- Input Anna Cavazzini, MEP
- Questions and answers
- Input Cristina Duranti, GSIF
- Input David Donat Cattin, PGA
- Plenary session
- Petra Bayr, Member of the Austrian National Council
- Chantelle Teixeira, Lawyer, CIMI (Conselho Indigenista Missionário)
- Anna Cavazzini, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA group, Germany
- Cristina Duranti, Director, GSIF (Good Shepherd International Foundation)
- David Donat Cattin, Secretary General, PGA (Parliamentarians for Global Action)
This side event webinar is organised on the occasion of the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry responsible for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.
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