The Teachers

Rina KUUSIPALO is a Human Rights Officer in the Environment and Climate Change Team of the UN Human Rights Office, working on various matters relating to the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and the triple planetary crisis, including climate change. She has previously worked at UNEP, UNRWA, the UN Office of Legal Affairs, and the International Court of Justice, on topics relating to public international law, environment, and human rights.

The Class

This class will explore the increasingly important nexus between climate change and human rights. The impacts of climate change can restrict or prevent the enjoyment of all human rights, for everyone, everywhere, including the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment. At the same time, international human rights law requires States and businesses to limit the adverse human rights impacts of climate change – including by limiting greenhouse gas emissions and providing means for people to adapt to climate impacts as well as effective remedy for loss and damage.

When & Where?

Thursday 7th December at 2PM CET (check your time zone).

Online videoconference Zoom.

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