Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty
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Research Handbook on Human Rights and Poverty

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Morten Kjaerum and Amanda Lyons

This important Research Handbook explores the nexus between human rights, poverty and inequality as a critical lens for understanding and addressing key challenges of the coming decades, including the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals. The Research Handbook starts from the premise that poverty is not solely an issue of minimum income and explores the profound ways that deprivation and distributive inequality of power and capability relate to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights.
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Chapter 31: Climate change, human rights and poverty: intersections and challenges

Sumudu Atapattu


Adverse consequences associated with climate change have a disproportionate impact on the lives of the poor and marginalized.__This chapter examines the link between climate change, human rights and poverty, and how poverty will be exacerbated by the adverse impacts of climate change. It examines the link between climate change and human rights, and the impact of climate change on the enjoyment of rights. It identifies the groups that are particularly vulnerable including those who are living in poverty. It examines the frameworks of intersectionality, dignity, and justice._ A few examples from around the world are included that highlight how climate change will undermine both the enjoyment of rights and the efforts to eradicate poverty. It concludes with reflections on the intersections among climate change, human rights and poverty, and how a human rights approach can lead to better results in relation to both climate change and poverty eradication.

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