Human Rights and Climate Change

Forthcoming in Tuula Honkonen and Seita Romppanen (eds): International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2018 - Human Rights and the Environment (University of Eastern Finland and UNEP 2019)

14 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2019 Last revised: 3 Jul 2019

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Annalisa Savaresi

University Stirling, School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2019

Abstract

The relationship between climate change and human rights law has come under increased scrutiny in the last decade. Since 2008, human rights bodies have recognised that both climate change and climate change response measures may affect the enjoyment of human rights. Parties to the climate regime have followed suit, slowly but surely incorporating human rights language in their decisions. Then, in 2015, the Paris Agreement became the first international environmental treaty to make an explicit reference to states’ human rights obligations. This chapter analyses these developments, looking at progress made, as well as obstacles standing on the way of greater cooperation between the climate change and human rights regimes.

Keywords: Climate Change; Human Rights; Paris Agreement; Litigation

Suggested Citation

Savaresi, Annalisa, Human Rights and Climate Change (February 1, 2019). Forthcoming in Tuula Honkonen and Seita Romppanen (eds): International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review 2018 - Human Rights and the Environment (University of Eastern Finland and UNEP 2019) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3327981

Annalisa Savaresi (Contact Author)

University Stirling, School of Law ( email )

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Stirling, Scotland FK9 4LA
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