United Nations Report on Climate Change and Human Rights
The OHCHR study is being considered by the United Nations Human Rights Council during its current session from 2 to 27 March, and it will be made available to the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Copenhagen, in December.
The document explains how the rights to life, food, and water are under specific threat from the anticipated impacts of climate change.
It also emphasizes that adverse effects of climate change on human rights affect some groups harder than others, with women, children and indigenous peoples being particularly vulnerable. This vulnerability is described as being potentially aggravated by political factors, such as discrimination and unequal power relationships.