Reuters: “Lima marchers, experts want climate deal to respect rights”

On December 10, 2014, Megan Rowling authored an article for Reuters.com that described how civil society groups are urging UN ministers to to include language on human rights in a new global climate deal. The article quoted UN expert on human rights and the environment, John Knox, as saying that climate change already interferes “with an immense range of human rights, from housing in the Maldives, to water in Tuvalu to food in the Sahel region of Africa, and . . . the problems of course will only get worse.” While the deal’s draft includes some language about human rights, civil society groups call for stronger language that will force governments to consider human rights when implementing all of their climate-change-related actions.

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