Here we go! Kicking off our SUHAKAM discussions with multi-sector stakeholders
Updated: Apr 6, 2022
After months of drafting, months of building a team, months of networking with allies, this ‘big national conversation’ is finally happening.
Tomorrow and on Friday, we are co-hosting a roundtable discussion with SUHAKAM, the national human rights commission of Malaysia, on haze pollution and the systemic gaps allowing it to persist.
With invitations to all relevant multi-sector stakeholders, I don’t know what exactly to expect as we traverse the areas of causes of haze, impacts of haze, systemic gaps and possible recommendations and solutions.
I hope that with an evidence-based and rights-based approach, we will have a great big conversation that would yield a reasonable spectrum of the most strategic solutions.
We are expecting to develop recommendations (that SUHAKAM may make to the Malaysian government) based on 4 main themes:
a. strengthening the recognition of environmental rights
b. strengthening air quality governance
c. governance governance of transboundary haze pollution
d. governance Business & Human Rights
Let’s see what happens next!
By the way, you can find out more about the roundtable discussion happening on 9 & 11 March 2022 through this flyer.