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Background on Human Rights and Climate Change



Savaresi A (2022) Background on Human Rights and Climate Change. Asia Europe Foundation. Luxembourg.

First paragraph: Human-induced climate change affects the enjoyment of a wide range of internationally recognised human rights – including, inter alia, the right to life, the right to adequate food, the right to the enjoyment of highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, the right to adequate housing, the right to self-determination, the right to safe drinking water and sanitation, the right to work, and the right to development. For example, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has listed as the causes of climate-related deaths: extreme weather events, heat waves, floods, droughts, wildfires, water-borne and vectorborne diseases, malnutrition, and air pollution.

Included in the Seminar Proceedings of the 21st Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights (ASEMHRS21): "Human Rights & Climate Change"

Publication date27/10/2022
Publication date online27/10/2022
Publisher URL…-climate-change/
Place of publicationLuxembourg

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