Climate change and children’s human rights
UCL’s Global Governance Institute, Unicef UK and UCL Grand Challenges will be hosting an event on 24 June 2016: Climate change – the greatest threat to human rights in the 21st century.
The event will address ‘the challenges that climate change poses for human rights and children’s rights, and how action to tackle this represents not only a moral imperative, but an obligation under human rights law.’ The key-note lecture will be given by Mr John Knox, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, and the public debate will consider the implications of the recently-adopted Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as prospects for promoting human rights in climate action, as Governments and other actors seek to realise these new global frameworks.
Unicef UK has emphasised how climate change ‘represents one of the greatest threats to children around the world, undermining many of the gains made in child survival and development.’
Find out more and reserve your ticket here.