Climate Change and Environmental Justice in India

  • Parshant kumar
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  • Parshant kumar

    Research Scholar at Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Haryana, India

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Global climate change, which is a result of human activity, poses a threat to humanity and the world's survival. Human people are the most intelligent species on the planet, and they enjoy exploiting and destroying it in order to survive. Regardless of class, creed, ethnicity, or birth, all creatures have the right to live in a free and fair environment with dignity. Climate Change violates the right to life, which includes the right to the environment. Global warming and climate emergency have put the global commons in a state of emergency, which is no longer just an environmental issue but also a sociopolitical, economic, legal, and scientific reality. Every action taken in response to climate change has the potential to inflict environmental injustice everywhere. Environmental justice means that no one will be harmed while exercising their right to life and the environment. Environmental justice is a tangential topic in Human Rights law. Earth must be protected from the effects of Climate change, in order to ensure Environmental justice and the Fundamental Right to Life. India is the fourth highest emitter of greenhouse gases in India and is also highly affected by climate change since it is a developing country. India is a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and has a slew of green laws in place to address climate change. India currently lacks a need-driven strategy to develop a single specialised climate change and technology transfer policy. In the present manuscript, the author has explored climate change and its role in environmental injustice in the Indian context, as well as possible solutions to safeguard our fundamental right to life and right to the environment.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1901 - 1909


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