Atty. Roberto Cadiz is the founding President of the Climate Action and Human Rights Institute (CAHRI). As former Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP), he chaired its National Inquiry on Climate Change (NICC) and penned its Report, which sought to establish the nexus between climate change and human rights and the obligations of parties in relation thereto. He obtained his degrees in law and philosophy from the University of the Philippines.
"We are not different races divided geo-politically, but one specie with common, non-derogable rights, united under one biosphere and climate system. Climate Change is a human rights issue not just because of its negative impacts on the whole gamut of human rights, but because of the anthropogenic dimension behind these impacts. It is man, himself, who is causing the violations and abuses of these rights. "
She is a former Judicial Reform Program Administrator of the Supreme Court of the Philippines and former Advisor in the Office of General Counsel in the Asian Development Bank (ADB). She obtained her Master of Management (Public Management) from the University of the Philippines.
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He is the president of the NGO, Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC), which has a solid record in environmental protection and advocacy. Fr. Walpole is a leading figure in the network of EcoJesuits. He obtained his Ph.D. in Land Use Change from The King’s College of London.
”Human rights are interrelated, interdependent, and mutually reinforcing. A healthy environment is a precondition for the realization of other human rights including the rights to life, food, health, and an adequate standard of living."
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