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CHR ends inquiry on impact of climate change to rights of Filipinos

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 04:31 PM December 13, 2018
CHR ends inquiry on climate change’s impact to rights of Filipinos

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MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has wrapped up its public hearing on the impact of climate change and top oil producers to the rights of Filipinos.

CHR Commissioner Roberto Cadiz, who chairs the national inquiry, said Thursday climate change was a “human rights issue, global issue and an existential issue.”

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In a statement, Cadiz also said the CHR inquiry was “dialogical than adversarial,” noting the panel received legal documents about issues concerning climate change from advocates, legal and scientific experts worldwide.

However, Cadiz revealed their findings and recommendations would be made public until June 2019. He assured the results of the CHR inquiry would show credible scientific evidence.

Cadiz hoped their investigation would allow clear mechanisms for human rights cases and clarify standards for “corporate reporting” of companies being blamed for global warming regarding adverse effects of their business in relation to greenhouse gas emissions.

CHR’s public hearing stemmed from a 2015 petition that asserted “human rights of Filipinos were being adversely impacted by climate change and top oil producers.”

The first pre-hearing conference was conducted last December 11, 2017 while the public hearings started in March 2018. /kga

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