Surya Advisory was invited to contribute its expert knowledge on the topic of OECD National Contact Points for a report commissioned by the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment, Nova School of Law in Lisbon, Portugal.  The report can be found here:  Compendium-OECD national contact points .Kinnari Bhatt and Gamze Erdem Türkelli’s intervention can be found at page 15 of the compendium.

Our intervention focuses on the relevance of OECD national contact points to the climate emergency. As the authors note, if there is one thing that the concluded Glasgow COP26 has taught us it is that there will be greater need than ever for the rule of law, access to justice, transparency, and accountability for communities impacted or likely to be impacted by the climate emergency. The ability of the OECD national contact points to deliver effective remedy in the context of business conduct is therefore, a key matter for climate action.

The piece provides recommendations on how to improve the effectiveness of national contact point mechanisms so that they can respond to the climate emergency through the rule of law and just transition.