|Our database enables you to generate a country profile for each of the 196 UN member states that identifies the commitments and position statements each country has already made in favor of integrating human rights considerations in climate action.
All UN members have existing human rights obligations in the context of climate change, and the vast majority of governments have already called for a better integration of human rights in climate responses.
We invite you to explore the database and to find out how specific countries have taken positions in favor of this integration.
- has signed the Paris Agreement which recognises the need for parties to promote and respect human rights when taking climate action
- referred to human rights in a written submission to the UNFCCC highlighting the need for capacity building to support countries in implementing human rights-based actions (2016)
- referred to human rights in its latest national communication to the UNFCCC
- sponsored the following Human Rights Council’s resolution(s) on Human Rights and Climate Change: Resolution 26/27 (2014) and Resolution 29/15 (2015)
- ratified the following human rights instruments with relevance in the context of climate change: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights
The original documents reviewed for the countries profiles can be found on the following webpages:
- Intended Nationally Determined Contributions,
- Written submissions to the UN Climate Secretariat,
- National Communications to the UNFCCC (industrialized countries and developing countries),
- Human Rights Council Resolutions Database,
- Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action,
- Documents submitted to the HRC Universal Periodic Review.