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Routledge Handbook of Human Rights and Climate Governance

By: Duyck, Sebastien(Edited by) Jodoin, Sebastien(Edited by) Johl, Alyssa(Edited by)

Part of the Routledge International Handbooks series
0367518767 / 9780367518769
Paperback / softback
344.04633
01/05/2020
Published 01/05/2020
United Kingdom
174 x 246 mm 430 pages, 6 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 7 Illustrations, black an
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Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world.

The Paris Climate Agreement adopted in December 2015 recognized the necessity for governments to take into consideration their human rights obligations when taking climate action.

However, important gaps remain in understanding how human rights can be used in practice to develop and implement effective and equitable solutions to climate change at multiple levels of governance. This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners to offer a timely and comprehensive analysis of the opportunities and challenges for integrating human rights in diverse areas and forms of global climate governance.

The first half of the book explores how human rights principles and obligations can be used to reconceive climate governance and shape responses to particular aspects of climate change.

The second half of the book identifies lessons in the integration of human rights in climate advocacy and governance and sets out future directions in this burgeoning domain. Featuring a diverse range of contributors and case studies, this Handbook will be an essential resource for students, scholars, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in climate law and governance, human rights and international environmental law.

BIC:

JPVH Human rights, LNKJ Environment law, RNPG Climate change

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