Climate Change and Human Rights: Lessons from the Paris Agreement

When

Thursday December 8th, 2016, 4:15pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Thursday December 8th, 2016, 4:15pm 2016-12-08 17:15:00 America/Chicago Climate Change and Human Rights: Lessons from the Paris Agreement Presented by: SUMUDU ATAPATTU, Director of Research Centers, University of Wisconsin Law School 1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue

Presenter(s)

SUMUDU ATAPATTU
Director of Research Centers, University of Wisconsin Law School

Where

1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Avenue

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Despite the potential for climate change to undermine all human rights, it was not recognized as a human rights issue until recently. The international community linked human rights to climate change in documents for the first time in 2010, and 2016 saw the first binding document: the Paris Agreement of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. This agreement includes reference to both human rights and climate justice, but the language left many dissatisfied. Our speaker will evaluate the human rights language in the Paris Agreement and what it means for future victims of climate change.

The presentation is part of the Weston Roundtable series.

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