Call for inputs: Enhancing climate change legislation, support for climate change litigation and advancement of the principle of intergeneration justice

Deadline: 25 May 2023, 18:00 CET

As countries meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement, many are developing national legislation. The Special Rapporteur wishes to understand, from the perspective of his mandate, whether countries are incorporating human rights considerations in their legislation and whether they are developing elements of legislation relating to Article 8 of the Paris Agreement which relates to loss and damage.

The Special Rapporteur is particularly interesting in whether climate change litigation incorporates considerations of human rights.

The Special Rapporteur is therefore seeking input from States, business enterprises, civil society organizations and intergovernmental organizations on how to enhance climate change legislation, how to support climate change litigation, and how to advance the principle of intergenerational justice. Inputs will inform the SR report to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2023.

All submissions will be made publicly available and posted on the Special Rapporteur’s homepage at the OHCHR website.

Input may be sent by e-mail. They must be received by 25 May 2023 18:00 CET.

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