Human rights need to be "at the centre" of climate change policy

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with Mary Robinson and Ricken Patel, Executive Director of Avaaz at “One Heart One Tree: Lighting of the Eiffel Tower” earlier in November. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Human rights need to be "at the centre" of climate change policy, according to a senior UN envoy.

Climate change Special Envoy, Mary Robinson, who is also a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, was speaking at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris.

Delegates are working towards a deal that will limit global temperature rises due to carbon emissions, to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Ms Robinson, who runs her own Climate Justice foundation, spoke to Cristina Silveiro in Paris.

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