Working towards climate justice...

19 Aug

The International Bar Association (IBA) has reported a year of taking forward the actions recommended in its highly-acclaimed work, Achieving Justice and Human Rights in an Era of Climate Disruption.

The October 2014 report was the culmination of two years of research by an IBA task force. One commentator, Professor John H Knox, UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment, recommended that the report should be read by everyone involved in climate policy.

He said: "On the basis of a comprehensive review of the relevant domestic and international law, this report suggests concrete steps towards achieving climate justice that are both far-reaching and eminently sensible."

Mary Robinson, UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Change, believed the IBA had delivered "an excellent contribution to the understanding of climate justice and the role of human rights law in addressing the climate challenge."

Full details and the report can be found at