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Online Event | Impacts of Extractives on Water and the Environment

March 23, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm UTC-8

Impacts of Extractives on Water and the Environment: Protection and Accountability through a Human Rights Framework

This virtual side event will coincide with the UN 2023 Water Conference, to be held from March 22-24, 2023 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. This online panel will  highlight the challenges in addressing the human right to equitable access to clean, safe water. Particular attention will be paid to the role that extractive industries, like mining, pose toward meeting the targets of SDG6, as well as cross-cutting issues, including but not limited to: health, migration, gender, Indigenous rights, education, climate change, and biodiversity loss. These are crucial considerations as we build toward a Water Action Agenda that is scalable and committed to action.

Featured Speakers:

Talia Boyd – Indigenous Environmental Network – Dine / Navajo Nation

Rosita Silvano Cuscchinchinari – Red Eclesial Panamazonica (REPAM)

Mary Tahu – Solomon Islands Climate Action Network

Susan Power – Al-Haq

Blair Nelsen – NGO Mining Working Group

Sponsored by: NGO Mining Working Group and Center for Earth Ethics