28 May 2024

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE. (1 hour, 40'): "Parliamentary accountability and good governance for climate change" GOPAC & UNITAR

0 Days
Programme Area
Decentralize Cooperation Programme
Event Focal Point Email
Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption
Public – by registration
Mode of Delivery
Arabic, English, Spanish
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The interlinkages between climate change and corruption are not evident for all. While ongoing discussions and actions on both topics take place in different scenarios at local, national, regional, and international level, the sensitivities around their connection are barely discussed.

Their causes and consequences have a direct impact on people’s lives, not only on health issues, but also on economy, development, social cohesion, among other grounds.

The harms caused by climate change translates to human rights violations, such as the rights to life, culture, housing, and food, while even triggering a number of challenges, including forced migration and discrimination. In the same vein, all human rights can be restricted by corrupt practices, by worsening the situation of those persons and groups in situation of vulnerability and marginalization ‘in particular from less developed countries.

This reality encompasses the active action of different stakeholders, including through the enhancement or adoption of laws and public budget, existence of effective mechanisms, policies, programs as well as other initiatives towards better societies for all. In this regard, Parliaments play a crucial role through the oversight of Governments and the implementation of recommendations coming from the ratification of international treaties.

Lacking or loose legislative measures in this regard can be observed from transparency in decision-making that may not offer the necessary conditions to avoid or mitigate bad practices on climate change; similarly, the impacts of climate change can be used as the ideal context for committing corruptive practices, by curving priorities in the correct use of resources.

As a contribution to this effort, the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) together with The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR.) organize the Virtual Roundtable “Parliamentary accountability and good governance for climate change.”

This event, will take place on Wednesday, at 15:00 CET/16:00 Doha, on the 29th of May, 2024. It will be held on Zoom; those participants who registered through this media will be added to the Zoom list and will be receiving the link before the meeting. You can also directly register on

General objective

To better understand the link between anticorruption and climate change as well as the role of parliamentarians in this regard.

At the end of the event, participants will be able to:

Mention how mitigating the causes and effects of climate change through anticorruption efforts by Parliamentarians at national and international level.

Identify common challenges and some impacts at international level as well as identifying possible synergies to foster international cooperation.


  • Welcome remarks 
  • Speakers
  • Moderation
  • Q&A


Online. Due to the worldwide situation caused by the pandemic, these events will be celebrated online with spirit of inclusion to allow participants from different parts of the world to join us.

• Parliamentarians and related advisors

• Public sector officials, policy makers and practitioners

• International Organizations

• Civil Society

• National Human Rights Institutions

• Academia

• Private sector

This event is open and free to All.


1. Only those participants who join us by Zoom, at less 75% of the time, could have access to a certificate of participation by UNITAR and GOPAC. The system will automatically be measuring connection time.

2. Attendees are warmly welcome to send questions or suggestions in advance to sdp [at] (sdp[at]unitar[dot]org)

3. After the celebration of this event, those participants who joined them will be receiving the respective video recording by email.

4. Interpretation services in English, Arabic and Spanish will be available