IUCN Virtual Dialogues #BuildBackBetter

Nov 10, 2020  08:00

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Event URL:  https://bit.ly/2HAI5PM
Hosted by: IUCN CEESP

Join the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) and partner organizations for a series of Virtual Dialogues.

Environmental human rights defenders in the pandemic: the Geneva Roadmap and strengthening IUCN action

Nov 10, 2020 14:00-15:30, Swiss time

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/2HAI5PM

Co-organizers: University of Geneva, CEESP, IUCN Netherlands


Faced with the deteriorating situation of environmental human rights defenders during the pandemic, how can the conservation communityrespond more effectively? Specifically, how can the IUCN Secretariat, membership networks and partner efforts be mobilized and strengthened? This webinar brings together environmental defender voices, conservation organizations and others with high level participation of the UN Special Rapporteuron the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Ms. Mary Lawlor and the IUCN Director General, Bruno Oberle.Several IUCN Congress events, resolutions and activitiesaddress the needs and rights of environmental human rights defenders. How to respond effectively in a context of uncertainty?The event will also launch the film “Responding to the Environmental Defenders Crisis”.



Opening remarks, 5 minutes

Kristen Walker, CEESP

Jörg Balsiger, University of Geneva/ Environment of Peace initiative (EP2022, University of Geneva)

Liliana Jauregui, IUCN Netherlands


Film launch

Introduction,5 minutes (Peter Bille Larsen)

Film launch, Responding to the Environmental Defenders Crisis: The Geneva Road Map, Launch, 7 minutes


Environmental defenders in pandemic situation: changing challenges

Ms. Judy Pasimio,Purple Action for Indigenous Women's Rights, LILAK, Philippines 5 minutes

Mr. Kanyinke Sena,The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee, IPACC, 5 minutes

Ms. Agustina Calcagno, Fundación Plurales,5 minutes


Learning from experience; lessons learned in supporting EHRDs

Liliana Jauregui, IUCN NL, 5 minutes

José Aylwin, ICCA Consortium, 5 minutes

Yves Lador, Earthjustice IUCN Congress as training opportunity for conservation, 2 minutes


Moving ahead: how can IUCN efforts be strengthened in the current pandemic context?

Grethel Aguilar, Regional Director, IUCN ORMA,General remarks and Union perspectives 5 minutes

Mary LawlorUN Special Rapporteur: lessons from the human rights field, 5 minutes

Peter Bille Larsen, 3 minutes:GVA Roadmap revisited and mobilizing Union action.


Open Floor discussion/ Q& A

Moderation Kristen Walker, CEESP

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