A reading to learn about the effects of climate change on human rights, governmental responsibility in addressing these human rights issues, assessment of actions implemented, and recommendations on integrating human rights considerations with climate adaptation and mitigation actions.
Students will read about, understand, and discuss the impact of climate change on human rights in the context of ecosystems and natural resources; human settlements; and livelihoods, health, and security. They will also learn about specific governmental obligations to protect human rights of different groups of people in the context of the environment and climate change. Further, students will read about mechanisms to evaluate the measures that address human rights considerations, and will learn about recommendations to better integrate human rights into climate-specific actions at the national and international level.
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