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Human Rights Agora: Climate Change- A Global Threat to Human Rights

The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) is organizing the third part of the Human Rights Agora project, which is a series of discussion panels addressing the effectiveness of human rights and freedoms. This event is entitled “Climate Change: A Global Threat to Human Rights,” and will take place on Friday 29 March 2024, at 5 pm at the CNDH headquarters in Rabat, Morocco.

This Agora is part of the CNDH’s actions related to environmental issues. The CNDH noted a consistent increase in complaints it receives, particularly those related to compensation for damages caused by climate change, including desertification, violations of the right to live in a healthy environment, the right to water, and damage resulting from industrial projects that often lead to protests.

The Agora aims to enrich the public debate on climate change issues and its impacts. Morocco ranks among the countries most affected by these issues. The event also seeks to present proposals and recommendations on ways to address the negative repercussions of climate change on human rights, adopting a participatory approach. The meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss the challenges Morocco faces in fulfilling its commitments related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Ms. Amina Bouayach, CNDH Chairperson, will inaugurate the event. Representatives from government sectors, civil society, researchers and experts in various fields related to climate change- including water resources, biodiversity, energy, sustainable development, green economy, and agriculture production, etc. will participate in this event.