No Need to Reinvent the Wheel for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tackling Climate Change: The Contribution of International Biodiversity Law

Climate Change and the Law: A Global Perspective, Erkki Hollo, Kati Kulovesi and Michael Mehling eds., Springer, 2012, Forthcoming

Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/15

36 Pages Posted: 10 May 2012  

Elisa Morgera

Strathclyde Law School; University of Edinburgh

Date Written: May 10, 2012

Abstract

This chapter provides a systematic analysis of the ways in which international biodiversity law contributes to the fight against climate change by assessing and preventing the negative impacts on biodiversity and community livelihoods of measures to address climate change (‘response measures’), and adopting the ecosystem approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. In highlighting readily available legal avenues for ensuring the mutual supportiveness of the international biodiversity regime and the international climate change regime, the chapter argues that positive interaction between the two regimes can promote a human rights-based approach to the development of the international climate change regime and its implementation at the national level.

Keywords: International climate change law, international biodiversity law, Convention on Biological Diversity, human rights

Suggested Citation

Morgera, Elisa, No Need to Reinvent the Wheel for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tackling Climate Change: The Contribution of International Biodiversity Law (May 10, 2012). Climate Change and the Law: A Global Perspective, Erkki Hollo, Kati Kulovesi and Michael Mehling eds., Springer, 2012, Forthcoming; Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2055675 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2055675

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