Paris climate deal must ensure respect for human rights

This Reuters article describes the effects of climate change on the human rights of people around the world, and explains the calls by the Special Rapporteur and others for the climate negotiators to include a strong reference to human rights in the climate agreement under negotiation. “The climate crisis is a human rights crisis,” said Craig Mokhiber of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. “It needs to be addressed as such, and it needs to start right here in Paris.”

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