Climate Justice, Humans Rights, and the Case for Reparations

The article by Audrey R. Chapman, PhD and A. Karim Ahmed, PhD outlines the human rights challenge arising from climate change and that disproportionately impacts poor and the vulnerable people in both low-income and high-income countries.

Climate change is a matter of justice – here’s why

Item from UNDP which details how climate changes impacts on vulnerable populations who have limited means to adapt to the effects of climate change. The article provides details of UNDP initiatives to address the issue, and argues that there has been progress in the struggle for climate justice.

How are human rights affected by climate change?

An extract from an Amnesty International course “Human Rights and the Climate Crisis” which identifies the rights that are impacted by climate change ranging from the right to life to the right to self-determination.

Understanding Human Rights and Climate Change

Submission of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. It includes a useful section on which human rights are most affected by climate change.

Kaldor Centre Principles on Climate Mobility

Report “Kaldor Centre Principles on Climate Mobility” provide governments, affected communities, international organisations, civil society groups and other stakeholders with evidence-based, legally sound tools for addressing climate mobility. 

OHCHR : Protecting Minority Rights

OHCHR and the Equal Rights Trust: Protecting Minority Rights – A Practical Guide to Developing Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Human Rights Bodies

Overview from OHCHR of the wide range of human rights instruments and mechanisms within the UN system.