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Frequently Asked Questions on Human Rights and Climate Change

This fact brief produced by the UN Human Rights Office addresses human rights and climate change, and the links between these. It highlights how the global recognition of the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment may positively affect climate action. Furthermore, the obligations of States and businesses under international human rights law to both mitigate climate change and to ensure everyone’s ability to adapt to the negative effects of climate change is underscored. Finally, recommendations for forward-looking, rights-compliant climate action at all levels are provided.  

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Published 2021-06-30

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