7. Human-rights-sensitive NDCs

Date: Wednesday 31st May
Time: 14:00-16:00
Room: Reindeer

The preamble of the Paris Agreement affirms that all States “should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights”. NDCs should highlight priorities, implementation and support for needs for addressing human rights obligations. One important element is the full participation of Indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) and women and girls and the recognition of their rights and contributions to climate mitigation and adaptation. This session will highlight the importance of indigenous and women’s voices in climate action by featuring key experts and indigenous leaders as well present some illustrative examples of successful State Practice incorporating human rights and gender considerations in climate action and in NDCs more specifically.


  • Miguel Angel Zerón Cid, Ministry of Environment, Mexico
  • Jamie Saunders, Ministry of Gender, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Alice Dalrymple, women´s rights leader Kalinago Community, Dominica
  • Duncan Pruett, Strategist, Oxfam 
  • Sébastien Duyck, Senior Attorney; Campaign Manager Human Rights & Climate, Climate & Energy Program
  • Wafa Hmadi, Youth Negotiator, Tunisia

Organizers: UNDP