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Vol 23 No 8 Aug/Sept 18

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Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change: Current Status and Future Prospects


ISBN13: 9789811319594
To be Published: September 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Singapore
Format: Hardback
Price: £109.99



This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing climate. It examines various conceptualisations of environmental human rights, including procedural rights relating to the environment, constitutional environmental rights, the environmental dimensions of existing human rights such as the rights to water, health, food, housing and life, and the notion of a stand-alone human right to a healthy environment.

The book addresses the topic from a variety of perspectives, drawing on underlying theories of human rights as well as a range of legal, political, and pragmatic considerations. It examines the scope of current human rights, particularly those enshrined in international and regional human rights law, to explore their application and enforceability in relation to environmental problems, identifying potential barriers to more effective implementation. It also analyses the rationale for constitutional recognition of environmental rights and considers the impact that this area of law has had, both in terms of achieving stronger environmental protection and environmental justice, as well as in influencing the development of human rights law more generally.

The book identifies climate change as the key environmental challenge facing the global community, as well as a major cause of negative human rights impacts. It examines the contribution that environmental human rights might make to rights-based approaches to climate change.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Environmental Law
Contents:
1. Introduction to Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change
2. Environmental dimensions of human rights
3. Constitutional Environmental Rights
4. The human right to a good environment in international law
5. The theoretical basis for expanding environmental human rights
6. Legal, practical and political implications of expanding environmental human rights
7. The role of environmental human rights in addressing climate change
8. Challenges confronting a human rights-based approach to climate change
9. Do we need a new environmental human right to deal with climate change?
10. Future directions for environmental human rights in a changing climate.