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Analytical Study 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. A summary report of the discussion was prepared and submitted to the 32d session of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/32/24).

In preparing the study, OHCHR requested inputs from relevant stakeholders and asked that they respond, as appropriate, to a short questionnaire on climate and health 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

Inputs received in the original language

Based on the panel discussion and inputs received OHCHR submitted its analytical study on the impacts of climate change on the right to health to the 32d Session of the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/32/23). A one-page summary of the study is available here.

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