No Need to Reinvent the Wheel for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tackling Climate Change: The Contribution of International Biodiversity Law

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This chapter provides a systematic analysis of the ways in which international biodiversity law contributes to the fight against climate change by assessing and preventing the negative impacts on biodiversity and community livelihoods of measures to address climate change (?response measures?), and adopting the ecosystem approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. In highlighting readily available legal avenues for ensuring the mutual supportiveness of the international biodiversity regime and the international climate change regime, the chapter argues that positive interaction between the two regimes can promote a human rights-based approach to the development of the international climate change regime and its implementation at the national level.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages36
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2012
Externally publishedYes

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NameUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh


  • human rights
  • convention on biological diversity
  • international biodeiversity law
  • international climate change law

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