Climate Justice

Climate justice recognizes and makes explicit the human cost of climate change.

As important and profound as the impact on the natural world may be – loss of species, loss of habitats, bleached coral reefs, shrinking polar ice and more – there are also big impacts on people. These include access to water and sanitation, housing and homelessness and loss of livelihoods. 

These impacts are not being, and will not be felt equally unless we take a human rights based approach to dealing with the challenge of climate change.


The Commission has been working with the Scottish Government, Parliament and civil society to encourage the development of a human rights based approach to securing climate justice.

Read an overview of our work on climate justice.