Asia in Focus: Climate Change and the Business and Human Rights Agenda

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Concern is growing rapidly on the impact of climate change on people and the planet. We need to ask hard questions that involve painful trade-offs. Are current approaches up to the task? What role can the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights play in framing solutions? Join us for a conversation with experts and industry leaders:

  • Prof. Surya Deva, Macquarie University
  • Sara K. Phillips, Chulalongkorn University
  • Joseph (JD) D’Cruz, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

This episode complements an upcoming report on climate change exploring solutions and recommendations inspired by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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With SEI Senior Research Fellow Sushmita Mandal

With SEI Senior Research Fellow Diane Archer

About the webcast

Asia in Focus is a series exploring the interconnections between business, human rights, climate change and the environment. The series is complemented by research and interactive digital platforms that inform the difficult choices and tradeoffs Asia faces in tackling water pollution, climate change and air pollution crises.

About UNDP Business and Human Rights in Asia

Since 2016, UNDP has been working in close collaboration with other UN entities to promote the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Asia, with support from the Government of Sweden, Japan and the European Union.