The Human Rights 2 Water is organizign a Webinar on Climate and Health Resilience which will be held on July 14th 2021, 14:00-16:00h CET. In this webinar global leaders and experts are brought together on the topic of human rights to water and sanitation, and resilience to climate and health emergencies. It is in preparation for a meeting at COP26 this November, and the outcomes of this preliminary webinar will be used to generate support and advocacy for governments to take a proactive role in preventing people from suffering from the impacts of large-scale emergencies.
The Expert Committee of Human Right 2 Water has developed a Declaration to share a set of principles that can inform policymaking going forward, for decisionmakers to be better prepared to protect the human rights to water and sanitation in the next emergency.
This Declaration is informed by the analysis of the law of 22 countries in the period from June 2020 to February 2021, examining how they integrated specific criteria of the human rights to water and sanitation to limit the spread of disease and protect people from violation of their rights. The results of this study provide a set of results (see annexes for methodology and results) that illuminate trends and shortfalls in the integration of emergency planning, regulatory, policy and legal tools -- markers that can be useful in all kinds of emergencies related to climate risk, pandemics, and other disasters.
Climate and Health Resilience
14th July 2021, 14:00-16:00h CET
A world where all people realise the human rights to water and sanitation.