Human Rights & Climate Change

Articles  ⎸ Books  ⎸ Briefing Papers  ⎸ Legal Instruments  ⎸ Reports  ⎸ Working Papers

Articles

Upendra Baxi, Towards a climate change justice theory?, 7 Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 7–31 (2016)

Derek Bell, Does Anthropogenic Climate Change Violate Human Rights?, 14 Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 99–124 (2011)

Derek Bell, Climate Change and Human Rights, , 4 Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 159–170 (2013)

Edward Cameron and Marc Limon, Restoring the Climate by Realizing Rights: The Role of the International Human Rights System, Review of European Community & International Environmental Law 21(3) (2012)

Meinhard Doelle, Climate Change and Human Rights: The Role of the International Human Rights in Motivating States to Take Climate Change Seriously, 1 Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law 179–216 (2004)

Margaux J. Hall & David C. Weiss, Avoiding Adaptation Apartheid: Climate Change Adaptation and Human Rights Law, 37 Yale Journal of International Law 309–366 (2012)

Tim Hayward, Human Rights Versus Emissions Rights: Climate Justice and the Equitable Distribution of Ecological Space, 21 Ethics & International Affairs 431–450,397 (2007)

Tim Hayward, Climate Change and Ethics, 2 Nature Climate Change 843–848 (2012)

Alyssa Johl & Sébastien Duyck, Promoting Human Rights in the Future Climate Regime, 15 Ethics, Policy & Environment 298–302 (2012)

Stephen L. Kass, Integrated Justice: Human Rights, Climate Change, and Poverty, 18 Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems 115–138 (2009)

John Knox, Human Rights Principles and Climate Change, Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Cinnamon Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, and Richard Tarasofsky eds., 2015)

John Knox, Climate Change and Human Rights Law, 50 Virginia Journal of International Law 163 (2009)

John Knox, Linking Human Rights and Climate Change at the United Nations, 33 Harvard Environmental Law Review 477 (2009)

Svitlana Kravchenko, Right to Carbon or Right to Life: Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change, 9 Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 513–547 (2008)

Marc Limon, Human Rights and Climate Change: Constructing a Case for Political Action, 33 Harvard Environmental Law Review 439 (2009)

Marc Limon, Human Rights Obligations and Accountability in the Face of Climate Change, 38 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 543 (2010)

Siobhán McInerney-Lankford, Climate Change and Human Rights: An Introduction to Legal Issues, 33 Harvard Environmental Law Review 431–437 (2009)

Darrel Moellendorf, A Normative Account of Dangerous Climate Change, 108 Climatic Change 57–72 (2011)

Naomi Roht-Arriaza, “First, Do No Harm”: Human Rights and Efforts to Combat Climate Change, 38 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 593 (2010)

Andrea Schapper & Markus Lederer, Introduction – Climate Change and Human Rights: Mapping Institutional Inter-linkages, Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2014)

Amy Sinden, Climate Change and Human Rights, 27 Journal of Land, Resources and Environmental Law 1–17 (2007)

Chris Wold, David Hunter and Melissa Powers, Climate Change and the Law, Chapter 11: Customary Law, Human Rights and Climate Change (Lexis-Nexis, 2d ed., 2013)

Books

Sumudu Atapattu, Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change : Challenges and Opportunities (Taylor and Francis) (2015)

Stephen Humphreys & ICHRP, Climate Change and Human Rights: A Rough Guide (International Council on Human Rights Policy.) (2008)

Siobhan McInerney-Lankford et al., Human Rights and Climate Change: A Review of the International Legal Dimensions (The World Bank) (2011)

Michael Reder, Climate Change and Human Rights, in Climate Change, Justice and Sustainability 61–71

 

Reports

Achieving Social Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption (International Bar Association) (2014)

Agriculture: From Problem to Solution Achieving the Right to Food in a Climate-Constrained World (CIDSE) (2012)

Analytical Study on the Relationship Between Climate Change and the Human Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health (OHCHR) (2016)

Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind (ATD) (2014)

Climate Change and the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and Mental Health (OHCHR) (2016)

Climate Change: Tackling the Greatest Human Rights Challenge of Our Time (CIEL and CARE, Feb 2015)

Lara Cushing & Jacob Kopas, A Human Crisis: Climate Change and Human Rights (AIDA) (2011)

Olivier De Schutter, Climate change and the Human Right to Adequate Food (United Nations)

Olivier De Schutter, Climate Change is a Human Rights Issue, The Guardian, 2012

Environmental and Social Framework: Setting Environmental and Social Standards for Investment Project Financing (Second Draft for Consultation) (World Bank) (2015)

Falling Through the Cracks: A Briefing on Climate Change, Displacement, and International Governance Frameworks (Environmnental Justice Foundation) (2014)

Christopher Field, et al., Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability (IPCC) (2014)

Thea Gelbspan, The Human Rights of the Poor in a Changing Global Climate (FES Geneva) (2010)

Human Rights and Climate Change: Practical Steps for Implementation (CIEL/FES Geneva)

Human Rights Guide to the SDGs (Danish Institute for Human Rights)

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission of Australia, Background Paper: Human Rights and Climate Change (HREOC) (2008)

Improving Global Road Safety (United Nations) (2010)

Sébastien Jodoin & Katherine Lofts, Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and Climate Change: A Legal Reference Guide (CISDL, ASAP, GEM Initiative) (2013)

Alyssa Johl & Yves Lador, A Human Rights-based Approach to Climate Finance (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) (2012)

Kyung-wha Kang, OHCHR Statements on Human Rights and Climate Change (2007)

John Knox, Compilation of Good Practices: Report of the Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment (UNHRC) (2013)

John H. Knox, Report of the Independent Expert on the Issue of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Enjoyment of a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment (United Nations) (2012)

Yves Lador, Fighting Climate Change: The Contribution of the Human Rights Council (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) (2015)

Male’ Declaration on the Human Dimension of Global Climate Change (AOSIS) (2007)

Anne Morin & Lorena Patino, Climate Change, Well-being and Human Rights: Discussion Paper (Policy Research Initiative) (2010)

Melanie Müller & Armin Paasch, Wenn nur die Kohle zählt – Deutsche Mitverantwortung für Menschenrechte im südafrikanischen Kohlesektor (Misereor Ihr Hilfswerk)

Axel Müller, Deep Seabed Mining: Treasure Chest or Another Pandora’s Box? In Focus: the Pacific (Misereor Ihr Hilfswerk) (2016)

OHCHR statements on human rights and climate change

OHCHR, Panel Discussion on the Relationship between Climate Change and Human Rights (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) (2009)

OHCHR, Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach to Climate Change (2010)

OHCHR, Analytical study on the relationship between human rights and the environment (United Nations) (2011)

OHCHR, OHCHR Study on the Relationship Between Climate Change and Human Rights: Submissions and Reference Documents Received (United Nations) (2012)

Raquel Rolnik, Report of the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Component of the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living, and on the Right to Non-Discrimination in This Context (UN Human Rights Council) (2010)

Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Relationship Between Climate Change and Human Rights (United Nations) (2009)

Report of the 2010 Social Forum (Geneva, 4-6 October 2010) (United Nations) (2010)

Rights for Action: Putting People at the Centre of Action on Climate Change (Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, Nov 2015)

The Social Dimensions of Climate Change (UN Task Team on Social Dimensions of Climate Change, WHO, ILO) (2011)

There is No Time Left: Climate Change, Environmental Threats, and Human Rights in Turkana County, Kenya (Human Rights Watch) (2015)

UNDP, Human Development Report 2007/2008 Fighting Climate Change (United Nations Development Program) (2008)

UNEP, Climate Change and Human Rights (United Nations Environment Programme) (2015)

UNEP, Climate Change and Human Rights (Dec 2015)

UNFCCC: A Human Rights Report (Climate Emergency Institute) (2013)

UNFCCC, Report of the Conference of the Parties on its Sixteenth Session, Held in Cancun from 29 November to 10 December 2010 (UNFCC) (2011)

Unless We Act Now: The Impact of Climate Change on Children (UNICEF) (2015)

Jessica Wentz & Burger Michael, Designing a Climate Change Displacement Coordination Facility: Key Issues for COP21 (Sabin Center for Climate Change Law) (2015)

Burns Weston & Tracy Bach, Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice (Vermont Law School) (2009)

Jean Ziegler, The Right to Food (United Nations) (2007)

Working Papers

Cómo las personas viviendo en la extrema pobreza perciben el desarrollo sostenible/ How people living in extreme poverty view the term sustainable development (ATD Fourth World) (2012)

Jean Vettraino, N’oublions pas les droits de l’homme dans les négociations sur le climat !, Caritas Climat – Secours Catholique Caritas France, Jan. 12, 2015

Jean Vettraino, La justice climatique comme horizon d’attente, Caritas Climat – Secours Catholique Caritas France, Aug. 10, 2015

Jean Vettraino, Un développement basé sur le respect des droits humains, Caritas Climat – Secours Catholique Caritas France, Oct. 7, 2015

Jean Vettraino, http://caritasclimat.fr/2015/10/lusage-des-terres-dans-les-negociations-internationales-sur-le-climat/, Caritas Climat – Secours Catholique Caritas France, Oct. 26, 2015

Submissions

OHCHR, Understanding Human Rights and Climate Change (submission of the OHCHR to the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC) (Nov 26, 2015)