The UN on The Self Extinction of Humanity
Human rights need to be "at the centre" of climate change policy - 10 Dec 2015
Human rights need to be "at the centre" of climate change policy, according to a senior UN envoy.
Climate change Special Envoy, Mary Robinson, who is also a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, was speaking at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris.
Delegates are working towards a deal that will limit global temperature rises due to carbon emissions, to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
Ms Robinson, who runs her own Climate Justice foundation, spoke to Cristina Silveiro in Paris.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Mary Robinson and Ricken Patel, Executive Director of Avaaz at "One Heart One Tree: Lighting of the Eiffel Tower" earlier in November. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
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The Self Extinction of Humanity