OHCHR study on the relationship between climate change and human rights: Submissions and reference documents received

OHCHR has received below submissions in response to a request sent to States, inter-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, and civil society organizations for relevant information, including on:

  • Assessments at national or regional level of the impact of climate change (experienced or anticipated) on human lives and on populations most affected and vulnerable, including on the enjoyment of human rights;
  • Studies carried out at national level, including by independent research institutions, on the relationship between climate change and human rights;
  • Projects and measures at national level to mitigate or adapt to climate change, including information on any assessments of the impact of such projects and measures on affected populations and their human rights;
  • Views on the relationship between obligations arising out of international climate conventions and international human rights treaties, including on international assistance and cooperation;
  • Examples of support to mitigate and adapt to climate change through international assistance and cooperation, bilaterally and through multilateral institutions, including assessments of their human rights impact.

Information should be sent to OHCHR (to the attention of Mr. Ulrik Halsteen) by 30 September 2008. E-mail: registry@ohchr.org; Fax: +41 22 917 90 08; Mail:
OHCHR/United Nations Office at Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland.


United Nations organizations

  • FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • ILO - International Labour Organization
  • IMO - International Maritime Organization
  • ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
  • UNCCD - Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification
  • UNIFEM – United Nations Development Fund for Women
  • UNITAR - United Nations Institute for Training and Research
  • WFP – World Food Programme
  • WHO – World Health Organization
  • WMO – World Meteorological Organization

Background information for the study was also provided by the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations Children's Funds (UNICEF) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Special procedures of the Human Rights Council

Regional intergovernmental organizations

Other international organizations

National Human Rights Institutions

Non-governmental organizations/institutions