What RWI does at COP27
During COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, The RWI Asia Pacific Programme conducted several activities to promote the interlinkages between human rights, climate change, the environment, and businesses. The Asia-Pacific team (RAPP), represented by Victor Bernard, programme officer for Human Rights and the Environment, Windi Arini, programme officer for Inclusive societies, and Yudha Pratama, RAPP communications officer, have delivered important messages regarding human rights and environment, business, and national adaptation at the Swedish Pavilion at COP27.
Presence at COP27
“A just transition, grounded in human rights: The role of businesses together with Business Sweden.”
On 8 November, Victor had an interesting discussion during the presentation of “A just transition, grounded in human rights: The role of businesses together with Business Sweden.” The video of the entire event can be found here.
“From Stockholm+50 to COP27 and Beyond: Shaping Youth Inclusive Processes in a just and Fair Transition”
On 10 November, the RWI team supported a youth discussion organised by the Stockholm+50 youth task force. Windi Arini managed the event in order to shape youth-inclusive processes in a just and fair transition.
“High-Level Seminar: Adaptation business and responsibilities”
On Saturday 12 November, Victor was speaking about the role of businesses in adaptation. The live stream event can be found here.
“Pathways for Just and Equitable Adaptation: A Rights-Based Approach to National Adaptation Processes”
After an eventful morning, speaking at the previously mentioned seminar, the afternoon of 12 November consisted of Victor launching the national adaptation plan together with SEI. The plan regards the “Pathways for Just and Equitable Adaptation: A Rights-Based Approach to National Adaptation Processes” at the Swedish Pavilion at COP27. Windi led the discussion as a moderator. The recorded live stream of the event can be found here.
During the first week of COP, the Regional Asia Pacific Programme team did not only focus on the discussions or meetings hosted by the various pavilions, but also explored what COP27 looked like this year in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
COP27 Pavilion Tour
The Regional Asia Pacific Programme team did a pavilion tour at COP27 to show everyone what the pavilions looks like at COP27. From the Swedish Pavilion to various other ones like India, Indonesia, Israel, Water (pavilion), Ocean, and the United Kingdom, they are all unique and worth sharing for everyone to see.
Youth Participation at COP27
At COP27, youth communities are provided room for participation. Climate action is a term that is strongly discussed during COP27 among various youth groups. Global Youth side event discussions are very interesting. The RWI Regional Asia Pacific Programme team has also given the youth community a social audience by providing them space on their social medias to deliver their message to world leaders on how youth communities at COP27 are participating in the debates.
To give our readers another perspective of COP27 a part from the pavilions and events happening, we would like to highlight the booths that were worth visiting at COP27. From the university’s booths to the booths of the NGOs participating at COP27, the issues of climate repatriation and nuclear for climate was interesting to read about.
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