Freitag, April 25, 2008

Connecting human rights to the environment

Bangladesh has been suffering unusually heavy flooding. As sea levels rise and droughts become more common, the human rights of those affected must not be forgotten, an international conference in Lucerne has heard.

According to participants, environmental change is likely to hit poorer countries the hardest, but richer nations like Switzerland can help tackle the problem.

"Climate change is not only about reducing carbon emissions to eliminate carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, it's also about the victims," said Jorge Daniel Taillant, director of the Argentina-based Center for Human Rights and Environment.


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