Book Publication „Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights“

The compilation, edited by Markus Kaltenborn, Markus Krajewski and Heike Kuhn, focusses on the multifaceted interlinkages between human rights and the concept of sustainable development in general as well as with regard to specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the chapter “Reflecting on the Right to Development from the Perspective of Global Environmental Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, Imme Scholz analyses whether the “Right to Development” needs to be reviewed from the perspective of global environmental change as well as other global challenges of the 21st century. The Declaration on the Right to Development was adopted by the United Nations in 1986 and was back then understood as a claim of all individuals and peoples to the full realisation of all human rights. From today’s perspective, one misses a clear reference to the protection of the natural foundations of life in general and of humanity in particular, as formulated in the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement. The compilation is published by Springer and available open Access.