Culture and Cultural Rights Dimensions of the Current Climate Emergency

Published: August 2020

This report, published by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, addresses the cultural and cultural rights dimensions of the current climate emergency, which have too often been overlooked. She considers the negative impacts of climate change on human cultures and on the enjoyment of cultural rights, and the positive potential of cultures and the exercise of cultural rights to serve as critical tools in responding to the climate emergency.

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