Oral statement – ID Advisory Committee report on impact of new technologies for climate action

Amnesty International welcomes the Advisory Committee’s report on the impact of new technologies intended for climate protection on the enjoyment of human rights and notes in particular its findings that:
• such technologies risk delaying the rapid end to fossil fuel production and use that we need (“emissions cut deterrence”);
• they may also promote systemic close-mindedness and avert structural change required to address existing inequalities; and
• “given the lack of sufficient knowledge as to their risks and adverse impacts, a presumption may apply that all new technologies intended for climate protection are generally harmful to human rights and their deployment would be contrary to existing States obligations”.

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