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18:15 - 19:30 24 June 2016

Climate change – the greatest threat to human rights in the 21st century


B3.04 LT1 | Cruciform Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

John Knox, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights/Environment, UN

UCL’s Global Governance Institute and Unicef UK are pleased to invite you to an event addressing the challenges that climate change poses for human rights, and how action to tackle this represents not only a moral imperative, but an obligation under human rights law. With a key-note lecture by Mr John Knox, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, 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.


Monica Barbone
+44 (0)20 3108 9289 | m.barbone@ucl.ac.uk