People with disability more vulnerable to climate change

People with disability have the ‘right to the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms’, in accordance with Australia’s international obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The increased occurrence and severity of extreme weather events occasioned by climate change, as the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has noted, pose a risk to the protection and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Law Society Journal
Friday 17th November, 2023

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