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Climate Change and Human Rights: beneficial links?

By Jolyon Ford, College of Law, ANU


 Is framing climate change in terms of human rights a positive development for addressing climate change and its various impacts?

This week sees the much-anticipated Paris summit (Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, ‘COP 21’). A growing and diverse constituency is calling for COP 21 to couch state climate change responses in the vocabulary of human rights. Continue Reading →