Natural Climate Solutions and Human Rights

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30 January, 2019


WBCSD insights



Peter Beare

  1. Legally binding agreements can provide clear parameters, valuable oversight mechanisms and robust accountability structures that aid in ensuring respect for land-related human rights.
  2. Willingness to participate in multi-stakeholder models can complement existing initiatives, address important gaps in current implementation efforts and place a company at the forefront of innovative approaches.
  3. Working hand-in-hand with community representatives in formalized ways can bridge cultural and other contextual gaps and help in building relationships around sensitive issues.
  4. Supporting affected stakeholders in order to effectively and meaningfully engage in consultation processes necessary to address land-related risks and impacts.
  5. Prioritizing meaningful stakeholder engagement early and often to avoid any escalation of land-related conflicts or other challenges throughout the lifespan of a project.