Subject: Request for inputs on the impact of new technologies for climate protection on the enjoyment of human rights
The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, on behalf of the Advisory Committee, has the honour to refer to resolution 48/14 of the Human Rights Council entitled “Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change”. The resolution is attached for ease of reference.
In paragraph 6 of the resolution, the Human Rights Council requests the Advisory Committee “to conduct a study and to prepare a report, in close cooperation with the Special Rapporteur, on the impact of new technologies for climate protection on the enjoyment of human rights, and to submit the report to the Council at its fifty-fourth session”.
In this regard, the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee invites inputs from relevant stakeholders, including Member States, international and regional organizations, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the special procedures of the Council, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Regional Economic Commissions and other relevant United Nations agencies, funds and programmes within their respective mandates, national human rights institutions, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and academic institutions, in order to integrate the information in the study thereof.
To facilitate the submission of inputs, the Advisory Committee is circulating the attached questionnaire on the topic. Any response to the questionnaire or inputs on the topic should be sent to the Secretariat of the Advisory Committee by 29 April 2022, either by email to OHCHRfirstname.lastname@example.org (indicating in the heading "Submission to the call for contributions on new technologies for climate protection”) or by regular mail to the following address:
Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee
OHCHR - United Nations Office at Geneva
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9011
Submissions will be posted on the Advisory Committee’s webpage, except for those including a clear request not to be publicly disclosed.
The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee avails itself of this opportunity to renew the assurances of its highest consideration.
16 March 2022