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Opinion "Climate emergency and Human Rights"

Opinion "Climate emergency and Human Rights"
Date de publication : 27/05/21
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Opinion "Climate emergency and Human Rights"

The National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) makes 31 recommendations to the public authorities in particular to ensure that human rights are placed at the heart of France's climate action at national and international level.

The climate emergency is now a global threat facing the planet, affecting all human rights and endangering the existence of humanity. In this opinion, the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) calls on France to play a leading role in international and European forums to ensure that a human rights-based approach to climate action is adopted, in particular by enshrining the right to a healthy environment. The CNCDH then makes recommendations on the necessary measures to be taken at national level by the public authorities to strengthen the existing legal framework for combating climate change. Finally, the CNCDH proposes various concrete avenues to strengthen education, training, information, public participation and access to justice in the field of climate change as well as the protection of human rights defenders.