The most vulnerable states will be the first affected by the climate change, the rise in temperature and sea level, drought, floods, effects on biodiversity and human health. These effects will impact on the enjoyment of human rights (right to life, food, health, water, travel in particular). Internal, but also regional and transcontinental migration pose difficult problems to solve without anticipation. It is indisputable that crises will occur to meet the needs of people as well as potential risks of denial of democracy in difficult times
This background and perspective prompted the Committee on Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges of the Conference of INGOs, in collaboration with the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Parliamentary Assembly, to settle a debate in which will be discussed European and global challenges linked to climate change from the perspective of human rights.