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The Interface Between Ecosystem Services And Human Rights

Congress: 2015
Author(s): Dr Stephen Turner

Dr Stephen Turner - University of Lincoln, United Kingdom


Oral:
Abstract
The origins of the discussion
 
Human Rights and the Environment a well established relationship
Human Rights and Ecosystem Services less well established relationship
 
 
What are the linkages between human rights and ecosystem services
 
Generally Anthropocentric
Developing interpretations of state duties under existing human rights.
The Work of the UN in clarifying state obligations through ‘General Comments’
Procedural rights
Particular examples
 
What does this interface mean in practice?
 
The incorporation of human rights arguments related to ecosystem services based approaches to decision-making.
 
The incorporation of ecosystem services based approaches in arguments relating to the protection of human rights.
 
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