The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Governance: The Need for a Human Rights-Based Component

Wil Burns, The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Governance: The Need for a Human Rights Component, CIGI Papers No. 111, Centre for International Governance Innovation (Nov. 2016)

44 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2016 Last revised: 8 Nov 2017

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William C. G. Burns

Northwestern University, Environmental Policy & Culture Program

Date Written: October 15, 2016

Abstract

This paper argues that climate geoengineering should be governed using a human rights based approach under the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Keywords: climate change, climate geoengineering, carbon dioxide removal, bioenergy, bioenergy and carbon capture and storage, BECCS, human rights law, Paris Agreement

Suggested Citation

Burns, William C.G., The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Governance: The Need for a Human Rights-Based Component (October 15, 2016). Wil Burns, The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Governance: The Need for a Human Rights Component, CIGI Papers No. 111, Centre for International Governance Innovation (Nov. 2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2872529

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