Climate Change and Human Rights

by Michael Burger, Jessica Wentz, John Knox et al.
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in cooperation with the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, USA, December 2015

56 pp. 1.4 MB
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The publication provides a comprehensive study of the links between human rights law and climate change. It says that anthropogenic climate change is the largest, most pervasive threat to the natural environment and human rights of our time. The far-reaching environmental impacts of climate change are already being felt, posing a potential threat to human rights across the world, including the rights to health, food and an adequate standard of living.

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