Climate Change Effects on Snow Conditions and the Human Rights of Reindeer Herders
Posted: 16 Dec 2019
Date Written: 2015
Climate change is already a devastating reality in the Arctic. Rising temperatures affect the natural environment and the people of the Arctic in many ways. This article shows how climate change affects the human rights of reindeer herders through direct and indirect effects, using the example of the impact of changing snow conditions on the ability of reindeer to feed during wintertime.
Keywords: Arctic, human rights, reindeer, snow, climate change, international law, ICCPR
JEL Classification: K33
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