Featuring the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
The inequitable health threats of climate change pose sweeping implications for health-related human rights, especially in low- and middle-income countries, with environmental degradation challenging the most fundamental conditions for human life and the individual dignity and rights of vulnerable populations and future generations. However, international negotiations to mitigate emissions — from the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the 2015 Paris Agreement — have faced limitations in addressing the health hazards caused by the unfolding climate crisis.
This session frames the rapidly evolving state of discourse on health and human rights in climate change debates, examining global governance efforts, academic research, NGO advocacy, and youth engagement.
This special session is hosted by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), promoting its upcoming special issue, Climate Change, Public Health & Human Rights. With manuscripts due on 1 December, this special issue addresses the dynamic balance between global health and climate justice, with a focus on the public health threats of anthropogenic climate change and the human rights advancements necessary to frame national and global policies for mitigation and adaptation. The IJERPH seeks to publish research papers, policy reviews, brief reports, and commentaries to advance health and human rights in climate change mitigation and adaptation debates.
If you would like to submit a manuscript for this special issue, please send a brief expression of interest and 200-word abstract to Benjamin Mason Meier at firstname.lastname@example.org