This guidance document suggests that human rights-based approach should be integrated in any climate change adaptation or mitigation measures, such as the promotion of alternative energy sources, forest conservation or tree-planting projects, resettlement schemes and others. Focusing on the rights of those who are already vulnerable and marginalized due to poverty and discrimination, a human rights-based approach to climate change can be a useful tool to complement international efforts aimed at tackling the adverse effects of global warming.

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Organization: OHCHR

Theme: Adaptation

Topics: Environment, Adaptation, Human Rights and Justice, Mitigation, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2010

Language: English