Climate Change Effects on Snow Conditions and the Human Rights of Reindeer Herders

Posted: 16 Dec 2019

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Stefan Kirchner

University of Lapland, Arctic Centre

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kirchner, Stefan, Climate Change Effects on Snow Conditions and the Human Rights of Reindeer Herders (2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3499523

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