Climate change: tackling the greatest human rights challenge of our time

The impacts of climate change are already affecting the enjoyment of fundamental, internationally recognized human rights. In light of these threats, this new paper provides an overview of the human rights implications of climate change and the human rights obligations of States relating to climate change. It  sets out eight specific recommendations for integrating human rights into the UNFCCC climate regime.

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CIEL's 2014 Annual Impact Report looks back on 25 years of using the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society; and it also highlights where we are now – closer to the world we hope to create, but with far still to go.

 

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