Thursday, August 23, 2007


CALL FOR CASE STUDIES: Case studies on human rights and climate change (CIEL)

CIEL- the Center for International Environmental Law – is currently developing a database of case studies on human rights and climate change.

These will be examples of how climate change has and will have a direct and potentially devastating effect on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people.

These case studies will also be useful for advocacy, policy development and educational purposes. Together with Earthjustice, CIEL is planning to cite these case studies in climate change and human rights brochure that will be distributed at the December 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties and Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP) meeting in Bali. They will also be posted on CIEL's website and freely distributed for teaching purposes at universities.

You are invited to contribute a short case study (approximately 2/3 pages) focusing on a vulnerable area or group of people threatened by climate change. If this seems like something that may be of interest to you, please contact CIEL to let them know.

Please contact Lauren Baker ( or Craig Hart ( for more information. If you contact Lauren, she will be able to send you more detailed guidelines and a sample case study, for your reference.

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