Environment human rights and the global south
Research theme: Environmental justice and the global south.
Global environmental degradation caused by unsustainable economic activity and consumerism has the most serious impact on the lives and livelihoods of those least able to withstand or adapt to its effects.
Many of the communities most adversely affected by global environmental problems such as climate change, air and water pollution and biodiversity loss live in the Global South.
The demands of the growing environmental justice movement in the Global South is often framed in the language of human rights.
This is explored in the following publications:
- E Grant, The American Convention on Human Rights and Environmental Rights Standards in S Turner et al (eds) Environmental Rights - The Development of Standards (Cambridge 2019)
- LJ Kotze and E Grant, Environmental Human Rights in the Global South in P Cullet and S Koonan (eds) Research Handbook on Law, Environment and The Global South (Edward Elgar 2019).