Training on “Implication of Climate Change Impacts to the Human Rights Obligations: Policy spaces and options for safeguarding human rights under the UNFCCC process”

Center for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD) implemented a two-day training workshop titled “Implication of Climate Change Impacts to the Human Rights Obligations: Policy spaces and options for safeguarding human rights under the UNFCCC process” from 26-27 May 2019 at the PKSF Seminar Hall. Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, PKSF, Dr. Md. Helal Uddin, Director, NGO A.B. and Md Shamsuddoha, Chief Executive, CPRD spoke at the inauguration of the workshop.

The training programme was planned to build capacity among the government & NGO professionals, practitioners and relevant stakeholders in order to enhance their knowledge on climate change implications to the human rights obligations.

Several sessions were conducted by experts such as- i) fundamentals of Human Rights; ii) legal and  institutional arrangements for ensuring human rights in the context of Bangladesh context iii)   Implications of climate induced loss & damage and forced displacement to the human Rights obligations; iv) nexus between climate justice and human rights; v) empirical experience on the localized impacts of climate change; vi Scope of addressing human rights in the national development/climate plans and strategies and vii) Human rights obligations to the Paris Agreement and to the Global Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

The participants expressed their cordial gratitude to CPRD for arranging such resourceful, informative training programme and they ensured that this training programme has enriched their level of understanding about the implication of climate change impacts to the human rights obligations as well as policy actions for safeguarding human rights. They urged to organize such kind of training programme at a regular basis to enhance the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders to address climate change induced human rights violation in their relevant working field.