Within the context of World Wildlife Day and World Energy Efficiency Day, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the Office of the Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social, Cultural and Environmental Rights (REDESCA) publish resolution No. 3/21 “Climate Emergency: Scope of Inter-American human rights obligations“.

The resolution recognizes that climate change is a human rights emergency, constituting one of the greatest threats to the full enjoyment of human rights by present and future generations, to the health of ecosystems and all species that inhabit the hemisphere. Its adoption responds to the initiative by REDESCA within the scope of the mandate received in the 2017-2021 strategic plan of the IACHR, as well as it is a priority of the issue in the 2021-2023 strategic agenda of the Office of the Special Rapporteur.