Human Rights in the 2015 Agreement

Briefing paper

Date produced: 19/05/2015

The adverse effects of climate change threaten the enjoyment of a range of human rights, such as the right to life, adequate food, adequate housing, and to safe drinking water and sanitation. As such, integrating human rights considerations in the new climate change agreement is an importance issue for some countries and observer organisations involved in the ongoing talks.

This LRI briefing paper offer examples to illustrate approaches and techniques available for including human rights considerations in the 2015 climate change agreement.