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Can International Carbon Markets be Made Compatible with Human Rights?

Can International Carbon Markets be Made Compatible with Human Rights?

Nathaniel Eisen & Erika Lennon
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Join this online conversation to reflect on the role of human rights in regulating carbon markets!

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This webinar introduces an important and timely theme: environment and human rights.

Anne Saab, programme director, will moderate a conversation around the role of human rights in regulating carbon markets with Nathaniel Eisen and Erika Lennon. Nathaniel and Erika were both involved in the authorship of a report published by CIEL in February 2021 entitled 'Rights, Carbon, Caution: Upholding Human Rights under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement'. This report will form the starting point for our conversation.

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement deals with international carbon markets, and particularly emissions trading mechanisms. The precise guidelines for the implementation of such mechanisms are set to be discussed and agreed upon at the upcoming 26th Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC (COP26) meeting to be held in November 2021. The report makes a compelling argument for taking into account States' duty to protect human rights by taking action on climate change, and also the duty to protect human rights from potential violations as a result of climate change action. An international emissions trading framework must be developed in a manner that protects, rather than undermines, human rights.

Join this online conversation to reflect on the role of human rights in regulating carbon markets!
 

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29 April 2021, 16:00 (Geneva time) with  Zoom


 

Panelists
 

Nathaniel Eisen - Consultant, International environmental policy

He previously worked at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). Nathaniel holds a JD from New York University, as well as a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, with a focus in economic development. He has extensive experience working in the area of environment and human rights.
 

Erika Lennon - Senior attorney in the Climate and Energy Program at CIEL

Her work focuses primarily on the Green Climate Fund, the UNFCCC, and climate liability.  Prior to joining CIEL, Erika worked as the coordinator of the Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law (PICEL) at the American University Washington College of Law.  Erika has also worked as staff attorney at Greenpeace US.

 

Moderator
 

Christophe Lécureuil

 

 

 

 



Anne Saab
Programme Director, Executive Programmes on Environmental Governance and Policy-Making
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Executive Programmes on Environmental Governance and Policy-Making, Executive Education, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

 

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