Environment & Climate Change

Climate Change and Human Rights Discussion Paper

Businesses are a critical actor for the world to limit global temperature increases to 1.5°C by 2050. However, many businesses and stakeholders alike are sleeping at the wheel, risking propelling us to well above 2 degrees, the consequences of which would be devastating to business, people and planet. This paper uncovers why climate change and human rights are a business issue through the discussion of climate change displacement, climate change and human trafficking, litigation risks and disclosure, and how the costs of inaction are higher than costs of action.