Looking ahead to the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21): what would heightened ambition mean for global human rights?

by the URG team Blog

Informal roundtable dialogue on climate change and human rights, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations at Geneva for the Climate Vulnerable Forum, together with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment and Universal Rights Group

“Looking ahead to the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21): what would heightened ambition mean for global human rights?”

including discussion of the Climate Vulnerable Forum submission to the UNFCCC Review of the 2 degrees goal and a special presentation by Dr.  John Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, on a new report on “The Effects of Climate Change on the Full Enjoyment of Human Rights” that the Forum commissioned for the UNFCCC.

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