Human Rights and Biodiversity

Key Messages

Biodiversity loss may disproportionately harm the human rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, women and girls, children and youth, the poor, and persons, groups and peoples in vulnerable situations. States, businesses, international organizations, and other actors have procedural and substantive obligations and responsibilities under both international environmental law and international human rights law to address biodiversity and habitat loss, to prevent its negative impacts on human rights, and to ensure that actions to address biodiversity loss are equitable, non-retrogressive, non-discriminatory and sustainable. This document highlights the key human rights obligations and responsibilities with respect to biodiversity-related agreements, policies, strategies and actions.

Brochures / Factsheets
United Nations [UN]
8 pages
General Human Rights Information