Climate Change and Human Rights

Burger, Michael; Wentz, Jessica A.

This report, commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), describes the nexus between climate change, environmental degradation, and the impairment of fundamental human rights, such as the rights to food, water, housing, and life. It explains how governments and other actors can address climate change in a manner consistent with their obligations to respect, protect, promote and fulfill human rights. The report was released during COP21 to help inform the development of the Paris Agreement.


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Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University
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April 26, 2016