UNICEF urges environmental leaders to emphasize climate change’s impact on human rights

Joni Pegram at UNICEF has published a blog post arguing that leaders involved in international climate talks did not focus enough on climate change’s role in eroding human rights, particularly the rights of children. She states, for example, that in addition to slowing economic growth and increasing poverty, climate change has been linked by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi to child trafficking and slavery, because the loss of livelihoods and increased migration resulting from natural disasters and changing weather patterns leave children increasingly exposed to these dangers.  She urges the United Kingdom and other countries to sign the Geneva Pledge for Human Rights in Climate Action.

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