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Schimbările climatice şi implicaţiile acestora asupra drepturilor omului
Climate change and its implications for human rights

Author(s): Daniela Albu
Subject(s): International Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Environmental and Energy policy
Published by: Institutul Român pentru Drepturile Omului
Keywords: climate change; Agenda 2030; Kyoto Protocol; Paris Agreement; right to life; climate refugee;

Summary/Abstract: Winning the unequal human struggle with natural forces and climate change implies both a subtle and long-lasting change in mentality, as well as the development of international instruments and mechanisms to combat the devastating effects that they can have in the long run on the quality of life of future generations. The catastrophic impact of climate change is not perceived correctly by politicians, neither by the press nor by the big financial markets. Existing but perfectible international mechanisms and instruments demonstrate a major concern that in this man’s unequal struggle with nature, the quality of life, his fundamental rights and freedoms will be preserved and guaranteed by globally ratified mechanisms and instruments, and even if their efficiency and implementation often prove to be difficult, what matters most is the consistency and seriousness with which the effects of climate change on human rights are addressed globally.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 22-33
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian