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With Tigre et al.
White Paper on the Right of the Child to a Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment
Global Network of Human Rights and the Environment
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The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (the CRC) decided to create a General Comment on Children’s Rights and the Environment with a Special Focus on Climate Change (the General Comment). The goal of the General Comment is to serve as authoritative guidance on what governments must do to uphold the rights of the child under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC or the Convention) in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges. State Parties can use this guidance in their efforts to undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative, and other measures of a child-rights approach to environmental issues with a special emphasis on climate change. To develop the guidance, the CRC must first assess how to treat the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, in combination and alongside other children’s rights and relevant issues. As a result, thematic consultations have been organized to inform the General Comment, gather experts’ feedback and explore issues of significant importance to the formulation of the General Comment. The objective of these thematic consultations is to draft recommendations that will inform the General Comment. A working group of the Global Network for Human Rights and the Environment prepared a White Paper to inform the consultation on children’s rights and the right to a healthy environment as part of the General Comment No. 26.
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