Climate Change, Human Rights, and Forced Migration: Implications for International Law (S. Atapattu)


Sumudu Atapattu


climate change, forced migration, human development, IPCC, greenhouse gas emissions, international law, human rights


“Climate change has been identified as the “defining human development issue of our generation” and possibly the “biggest humanitarian and economic challenge that the developing world will have to face in the coming decades.” The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognized unequivocally in its 4th report that global greenhouse gas emissions due to human activities have contributed to the warming of the Earth’s surface, ending years of debate on whether this is a human-made phenomenon or a natural one. […]”


(2009) 27 Wisconsin International Law Journal 607.


Climate Change, Human Rights, and Forced Migration: Implications for International Law