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Report on climate change, culture and cultural rights


Published:
10 August 2020
Author:
Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
Presented:
To the General Assembly at its 75th session, 22 October 2020.
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Summary

Tuvaluans’ home and their human rights are threatened by climate change.  © AAP
Tuvaluans’ home and their human rights are threatened by climate change. © AAP

For her 2020 thematic report to the General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur addressed the cultural and cultural rights dimensions of the current climate emergency, which have too often been overlooked. In it, the Special Rapporteur considers the negative impacts of climate change on human cultures and on the enjoyment of cultural rights, and the positive potential of cultures and the exercise of cultural rights to serve as critical tools in responding to the climate emergency.

Read the report on climate change, culture and cultural rights and its annex.

Learn more about the role of cultural rights in global crises on the page dedicated to this issue.

Methodology

In order to better assess threats posed by climate change to culture and all of the cultural rights covered by her mandate, the Special Rapporteur prepared a questionnaire, which she sent out on 30 March 2020, inviting all States, United Nations agencies, academics, experts and civil society organizations to share their contributions before 1 May 2020.

See the Note Verbale from the OHCHR and the Special Rapporteur’s letter inviting all stakeholders to take part in this call for contribution.

Read the questionnaire.

Inputs received

The Special Rapporteur thanks all those who submitted information in response to the call for submission.

Responses from States

Responses from National Human Rights Institutions and intergovernmental organisations

Responses from organisations of civil society

Responses from persons and academics



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