Joint side event of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building (PCCB), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ)
The side event shed light on the importance of building capacity of countries to integrate human rights into climate action, including in the process of developing and implementing nationally determined contributions (NDCs). It focused on exploring existing capacity gaps and needs, as well as showcasing success stories, good practices and lessons learned. The event also drew linkages to ongoing work under the Gender Action Plan, Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform, and Action for Climate Empowerment.
Panelists highlighted and discussed concrete capacity-building examples and tools in an interactive format and participants were invited to actively share their experiences in building capacity for integration of human rights in NDCs and other climate actions.
The target audience for the side event were Party and Non-Party stakeholders, including UNFCCC negotiators, government officials, representatives of non-government and intergovernmental organizations, academia and research institutions, and the private sector.