The outcomes of the consultations were presented in the report “A UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change? Regional Perspectives”. The objective of this virtual event was to strengthen the consensus base among States on the added value of a new UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change and to make sure that conversations on this topic are informed by Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ priorities.
This report builds upon the call from the Climate Vulnerable Forum and Pacific Island States to establish a mandate for a new UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change. It presents key recommendations from civil society and Indigenous Peoples experts on the creation of this mandate, collected through regional consultations across the world. It is suggested that effective support from Member States will be essential for a UN Special Rapporteur to fulfil this important role in ensuring greater respect and protection of rights in climate action.