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Md Mofizur RHAMAN: Human Rights, Climate Change and Development: The imperative of climate justice for global human rights governance
February 20,2020   By:en.humanrights.cn
Human Rights, Climate Change and Development: The imperative of climate justice for global human rights governance
Md Mofizur RHAMAN
Bangladesh

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Mr. Md Mofizur RHAMAN, Professor of Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, delivers a speech at the parallel session. (Jiao Fei/ en.humanrights.cn)
 
The 2019 South-South Human Rights Forum opens in Beijing on Tuesday. Under the theme—“diversity of civilizations and global development of human rights,” the forum is hosted by the State Council Information Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A parallel session is held with the topic of Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind and Global Human Rights Governance.
 
Md Mofizur RHAMAN said that climate change is the most daunting issue in the contemporary world. It is now well documented by the UNIPCC and other global and local studies that climate change intersects with incremental dearth of human rights, justice, and global governance across the globe. It undermines the enjoyment of human rights and equitable development as well as leads many to poverty and marginalization. Therefore, urging to address the impact of climate change without delay, people from different walks of lives around the world took the street to raise their voice to reach the leaders and policy makers for immediate actions.
 
The challenges for achieving climate justice are manifold. At the international level disagreement regarding the global climate governance as well as differing implementation mechanism among the Paris Accord signatories produce hurdles, while at the national level absence of class, gender and ethnicity lens in action and inaction regarding adaptation and mitigation. Absence of harmonization between economic growth, society and environment is also a challenge.
 
We must recognize and act on the climate justice as nexus between human rights and development. A International Climate Justice Court may help in achieving climate justice for the developing nations.
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