1st Climate Change & Human Rights Public Hearing (Part 2 of 2)

Video | March 28, 2018

27 March 2018 - Fossil fuel companies came under the spotlight as hearings into their contribution to human rights harms resulting from climate change began at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.

“This petition is both a moral and legal plea to address climate change as one of the greatest threats to human rights of our time and an opportunity to uphold the rule of law where corporate actors that have contributed to climate change and knew about the foreseeable harms caused by climate change have a responsibility to respect human rights,” said Lisa Hamilton, Director of the Energy and Climate Program of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and one of the expert witnesses.

Resource speakers on Day 2:

Name

Position/Organization

Topic

Timestamp

Dr. Laura David

Dr. Maria Lourdes McGloan

Perry

Marine science experts

To explain ocean acidification, its cause and effect, and the vulnerability of the Philippines to the impacts of ocean acidification

11:16:00 - 1:07:00

Ernesto Cruz

Jeepney driver

 

1:08:00-

1:26:00

Dr. Victorio Molina

Associate Professor of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila

To share climate change impacts on health

1:41:00-

2:05:00

Lisa Hamilton

Director, Energy and Climate Program of Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

To share the summary of CIEL’s Smoke and Fumes paper, specifically on “what the industry knew about climate science, when they knew it, and what they did with the information

2:07:00-

3:46:00

Fossil fuel companies came under the spotlight as hearings into their contribution to human rights harms resulting from climate change began at the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.