New URG Report on Human Rights and Climate Change

The Universal Rights Group issued a report entitled Human Rights, Climate Change and Cross-Border Displacement: The Role of the International Human Rights Community in Contributing to Effective and Just Solutions. The report focuses on how damage to the environment negatively impacts human rights, particularly the rights of individuals who are already in vulnerable situations. The report states that climate-change-induced disasters may cause many people to be displaced across international borders, and it presses the international community to take more concrete steps to place human rights concerns at the center of climate change discussions.