This policy document highlights the essential obligations and responsibilities of States and other duty-bearers (including businesses) and their implications for climate change-related agreements, policies, and actions. The document suggests that in order to foster policy coherence and help ensure that climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts are adequate, sufficiently ambitious, non-discriminatory and otherwise compliant with human rights obligations, the following considerations should be reflected in all climate action, including agreements to be negotiated at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

This document was submitted by OHCHR to the 21st Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, 27 November 2015.

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Organization: OHCHR

Theme: Health

Topics: Health, Human Rights and Justice, COP22 List of UN Publications, Policy Instruments

Type of material: Policy Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English