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Analytical Study on the Impacts of Climate Change on the Right to Health

Pursuant to paragraph 4 of HRC Resolution 29/15 on human rights and climate change, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized a Human Rights Council panel discussion on the impacts of climate change on the right to health on 3 March 2016 and has prepared, in consultation with Member States and other relevant stakeholders, a detailed analytical study on the impacts of climate change on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health (A/HRC/32/23).

This study has been submitted to the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council. OHCHR requested inputs from the above mentioned stakeholders and that they respond, as appropriate, to a short questionnaire on this subject by 31 October 2015. Inputs received as of 25 February have been summarised in a conference room paper in order to inform the Human Rights Council panel discussion on climate change and the right to health taking place on 3 March 2016.

Questionnaire in English and French.

Human Rights Council panel discussion on climate change and the right to health concept note

Informal summary of inputs received (Advance Version)

Inputs received in the original language

Human Rights Council Panel Discussion on the Impacts of Climate Change on the Right to Health

Pursuant to resolution 29/15, OHCHR organized a panel discussion on the impacts of climate change on the right to health during the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council. The panel discussion was moderated by H.E. Mr. Trung Thanh Nguyen, Permanent Representative of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva. The concept note for the discussion and statements of the participants are available below:

Statements by panellists