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Tackling the Climate Implementation Gap: Are Rights the “Missing Middle”?

19 October 2021 | Online


Participants reflected on the role of rights-based approaches and international partnerships in fostering inclusive climate governance at the national and sub-national levels in Africa.

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This event was the second in a two-part joint TMG Research gGmbH – Robert Bosch Foundation event series on “Land-Food-Climate: An African-European Dialogue on Climate Resilience.” The event brought together speakers from the human rights, climate, research, and development cooperation sectors to explore how international partnerships can help galvanize more inclusive climate governance at the national and sub-national levels in Africa. It was meant to inform negotiations at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, 31 October-12 November 2021.

The event, held on 19 October 2021, featured two interactive panel sessions. The first panel explored rights-based perspectives on climate change policy, with input on intergenerational rights and Indigenous community advocacy networks, among others. The second panel focused on the role of African-European partnerships for implementing rights-based approaches.

The first event of the series, which focused on climate resilience through the right to food, took place on 16 September 2021. It aimed to inform discussions at the UN Food Systems Summit, which took place on 23 September 2021.

Funding for Earth Negotiations Bulletin coverage of this meeting has been provided by TMG and Robert Bosch Stiftung.

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