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The Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, invites you to a hybrid campaign launch event in the form of a #BrownPaperBag lunch. This event is the first of a series of activities for the #GreenJusticeAfrica campaign.

During the year 2022, the Centre for Human Rights is embarking on a campaign to address the impact of climate change on the protection and fulfilment of human rights in Africa. Climate change is now one of the biggest threats to human rights globally. Although carbon emission in Africa is significantly low at about 4%, the region is the most impacted by climate change as compared to other regions, with over 30 of the most vulnerable countries located on the African continent. The rate of Africa's warming is faster than the global warming average. The result of which is evident from extreme rainfall, debilitating drought, desertification and coastal flooding. Addressing this global challenge requires drawing on multiple skills to ensure a collective and persuasive response to pace the protection of the rights of those affected by the impact of climate change. The impact of climate change on human rights in Africa, is growing exponentially and is affecting the wellbeing of the most vulnerable, across the continent. States must show greater ambition in their commitments to reduce global emissions and mitigate climate change impact when they meet at the November 2022 COP 27 in Egypt.

The campaign focuses on the impact of climate change in Africa, through the lens of the existing degeneration of the fulfilment of the human rights of the most vulnerable.

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Format: Hybrid 
Venue: Future Africa Campus, University of Pretoria
Date: Wednesday 4 May 2022, 
Time: 13:30-15:00 SAST

Host

  Lloyd Kuveya
 Deputy director, Centre for Human Rights

Moderator

  Dr Elvis Fokala
 Manager, Children’s Rights Unit, Centre for Human Rights

Speakers:

  Prof Melanie Murcott
 Associate Professor, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

  Advocate Louisa Zondo
 Board Secretary and Chair of Oxfam South Africa’s Funding Committee and CEO of the Bertha Gxowa Foundation

  Leanne Govindsamy 
 Manager: Corporate Accountability and Transparency programme,  Centre for Environmental Law

  Ms Lindlyn Moma 
 Part-time research doctorate program


For more information, please contact:

Lloyd Kuveya
Assistant Director: Operations

Tel: +27 (0) 12 420 3810
Fax: +27 (0) 86 580 5743
lloyd.kuveya@up.ac.za

Dr Elvis Fokala
Manager: Children's Rights Unit

Tel  +27 (0) 12 420 3587
Fax +27 (0)86 580 5743 
elvis.fokala@up.ac.za