Call for inputs: Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and environment (Deadline: 31 May 2020)

Author: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Published on: 22 May 2020

"Call for inputs on healthy ecosystems and human rights: sustaining the foundations of life"

...The Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment...is working to provide additional clarity regarding the substantive rights and obligations that are essential to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment...For that purpose, he is seeking inputs on the topic from States and stakeholders through responses to the brief questionnaire below...

1. Examples of ways in which declining biodiversity and degraded ecosystems are already having adverse impacts on human rights

2. Specific obligations of States and responsibilities of businesses in addressing the main direct drivers of harm to biodiversity and ecosystems (land conversion, loss and degradation of habitat, etc.) and the indirect drivers (unsustainable production and consumption, rapid human population growth, etc.)

3. Examples of constitutional provisions, legislation, regulations, policies, programs or other measures that employ a rights-based approach to prevent, reduce, or eliminate harm to biodiversity and ecosystems, or to restore and rehabilitate biodiversity and ecosystems...

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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