Video statements

Discover videos on the topic of human rights and climate change below. You can find the latest recordings on climate change from United Nations events at http://webtv.un.org.

UN Summit on Biodiversity
“COVID-19 has reaffirmed our dependence on a healthy environment while undermining our ability to protect it,” the High Commissioner stressed at a video statement to the UN Summit on Biodiversity. “Today’s crises represent an opportunity to transform our societies through a just transition to a sustainable, no-carbon economy founded on renewable energy, environmentally sound technologies, sustainability, and livelihoods of dignity,” she said (transcript) - 30 September 2020



A New Accord with Nature
In a video in support of the Nature for Life Hub in addressing biodiversity loss (transcript), the High Commissioner said that “integration of human rights in environmental action can help avert environmental harms, reduce inequality, and ensure sustainable development.” She added that “an equitable and sustainable response and recovery to COVID-19 must recognize the links between environmental protection and fulfilment of human rights.” - 25 September 2020



Climate Action Now – OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia, 4 June 2020



Climate Change and Human Rights in the Pacific – OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific, 2019



Video message by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – Right to a healthy environment, 5 February 2020



Video message by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Climate Vulnerable Forum COP Leaders Event, 2 December 2019 (transcript)



Video statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at COP24: Gender and Climate Action, 11 December 2018