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Confronting the Climate Crisis Can Also Advance Socio-Economic Rights

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image A boat travels through a section of the Amazon River affected by drought in Amazonas state, near Manacapuru, Brazil, September 27, 2023.  © 2023 Edmar Barros/AP Photo Data confirms that the impacts of the climate crisis fall hardest on countries and people who are already struggling and who have contributed the least to climate change. But the right policies can both confront the climate crisis and protect and improve people’s social and economic rights. Low- and middle-income countries are disproportionately vulnerable to rising sea levels, severe storms, and extreme…

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