Human Rights and Climate Change / Edition 1

Human Rights and Climate Change / Edition 1

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by Stephen Humphreys
     
 

This inquiry into the human rights dimensions of climate change identifies future perspectives, concerns and dilemmas for law and policy.See more details below

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This inquiry into the human rights dimensions of climate change identifies future perspectives, concerns and dilemmas for law and policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521762762
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/25/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Authors' biographies vii

Acronyms xii

Acknowledgements xiv

Foreword Mary Robinson xvii

Introduction: human rights and climate change Stephen Humphreys 1

Part I Rights perspectives on global warming 35

1 Competing claims: human rights and climate harms Stephen Humphreys 37

2 Climate change, human rights and moral thresholds Simon Caney 69

3 Equitable utilization of the atmosphere: a rights-based approach to climate change? Dinah Shelton 91

4 Climate change, human rights and corporate accountability Peter Newell 126

5 Rethinking human rights: the impact of climate change on the dominant discourse Sam Adelman 159

Part II Priorities, risks and inequities in global responses 181

6 The Kyoto Protocol and vulnerability: human rights and equity dimensions Philippe Cullet 183

7 Forests, climate change and human rights: managing risks and trade-offs Frances Seymour 207

8 Climate change and the right to the highest attainable standard of health Paul Hunt Rajat Khosla 238

9 Human rights and vulnerability to climate change Jon Barnett 257

10 Climate change, evolution of disasters and inequality John C. Mutter Kye Mesa Barnard 272

Conclusion 297

11 Conceiving justice: articulating common causes in distinct regimes Stephen Humphreys 299

Appendix: climate change impacts on human rights 320

Index 332

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