A 10-day Training and Capacity Building Course on Human Rights and Climate Change: The Added Value for the South Pacific
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What is the purpose of this course? This 10-day learning intensive course is a collective activity between the Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD) and FAL at USP, International-Lawyers.Org and other regional organisations e.g. SPC, SPREP etc towards human resource capacity building in PICs. This course is part of PACE-SD's formal training programmes on climate change, which are funded through the Australian Government's 'Future Climate Leaders Program' (AusAID) and the European Union's 'Global Climate Change Alliance Project'. This course is designed for young academics and professionals. This course aims to familiarise participants with international human rights law and mechanisms, and the links between international climate negotiations and issues and concerns on human rights in the context of threats due to climate change and sea level rise across the South Pacific. The course also seeks to identify practical approaches to influence decision-making on climate change at all levels, thereby using human rights as tools to facilitate just and effective responses.
Course themes: Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue; Climate Change Documents; International Climate Negotiations in Practice; Human Rights Issues in the Climate Change Negotiations; Climate Change Negotiations and the Pacific; Climate Change and the UN Human Rights Council; Climate Change and Human Rights Treaty Monitoring Bodies; and The Added Value of a Human Rights Approach to Climate Change for the South Pacific.
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