Le principe des responsabilités communes mais différenciées et les déplacés climatiques en Afrique : un partage du fardeau avec les États riches ?

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Hessou, T. C.
Bartenstein, K.

Title

Le principe des responsabilités communes mais différenciées et les déplacés climatiques en Afrique : un partage du fardeau avec les États riches ?

Year

2014

Journal

Les Cahiers de Droit

Vol (No), pp

55(1), 289-314

Abstract

Because of their low level of development, the African States are among the most vulnerable to climate change. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, by setting out the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, requires wealthy States to provide financial support for the adaptation measures implemented by developing countries. The authors argue in this paper that adaptation measures contemplated by the climate change regime can be interpreted as extending to measures to protect refugees and internally displaced persons. As a result, funding for adaptation provided under the climate change regime could be used to implement African agreements on persons displaced by climate change, in particular the 2009 Kampala Convention for the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons in Africa, since such funding reflects a differentiated sharing of the common responsibilities created by climate change.

Citation

Hessou, T. C. and K. Bartenstein (2014). “Le principe des responsabilités communes mais différenciées et les déplacés climatiques en Afrique : un partage du fardeau avec les États riches ?” Les Cahiers de Droit 55(1): 289-314.

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