Understanding the relationship between children’s rights and the environment (ChildHub Webinar)

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Date of webinar: 
26 Oct 2017
Start and finish time of webinar: 
3pm CET
Jonas Schubert, Child Rights Officer Terre des Hommes

The webinar aims to enhance understanding of the relationship between children’s rights and the environment and provides an overview of the latest developments in an emerging field of international children’s rights. It will also explore opportunities of how to apply children’s rights both in environmental policy and practice. For example, children’s rights can be used to inform environmental impact assessments and other instruments of environmental governance, environmental education, urban planning processes, environmental health regulation etc.

The webinar will also look at the outcomes of the Committee on the Rights of the Child’s 2016 Day of General Discussion on children’s rights and the environment and the 2017 expert meeting of the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment on the same topic, a process that will result in a report to be submitted to the Human Rights Council in 2018.

The webinar may be of particular interest to professionals from the human rights, environmental or other related communities who would like to learn more about a child rights approach to environmental protection.

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About the speaker:

Jonas Schubert has been working as a child rights officer with TDH since 2010. He is leading the organisation’s international campaign on children’s right to a healthy environment. Mr. Schubert is an active member of Forum Menschenrechte, the association of human rights organisations in Germany, and spokesperson of its working group on human rights, business and development.

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