Volume No. 12 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 108-116 July-September 2017

 

CLIMATE CHANGE, HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE

 

Alice Uwajambo1, Ming Yu2 and Donath Nsengumuremyi3

1. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Protection Law, Ocean University of China
2. Department of Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China

 

Received on : May 10, 2017

 

ABSTRACT

 

The causes of global climate impacts, originating historically in industrialized nations, economies, and industrial sectors, not only affect the lives of billions, but they also place undue strains on other States to uphold their international human rights commitments. And unfortunately, some of the most climate vulnerable States and communities are also some of the most human rights sensitive. This review paper highlights the need of hour. Awareness of public worldwide is only solution of the problem in hand. People must know that excessive greenhouse-gas emissions are–with scientific certainty–leading to floods, droughts, hurricanes, sea-level rise, and seasonal unpredictability. These impacts are undermining millions of people’s rights to life, security, food, water, health, shelter and culture. Human-rights principles must be put at the heart of international climate change policy making now, in order to stop this irreversible damage to humanity’s present and future. In fact, upcoming decade will be proved a milestone in this behalf.

 

Keywords : Climate change, Human rights, Justice, Green house gases, Paris agreement

 

 

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