Human Rights in the Climate Change Regime

in The Human Right to a Healthy Environment
Edited by John H. Knox and Ramin Pejan
Cambridge University Press
2018

This chapter explores the human rights implications of various provisions in the international climate change regime. In particular, it examines, in forensic detail, the human rights recital in the preamble of the Paris Agreement, the first explicit reference to human rights in the climate change regime. It does so with a view to exposing the contestations and possibilities between and beyond the text of the Paris Agreement.