Damilola S. Olawuyi, The Human Rights-Based Approach to Carbon Finance (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

This book analyses the topical and contentious issue of the human rights impacts associated with carbon projects, especially in developing countries. It outlines a human rights-based approach to carbon finance as a functional framework for mainstreaming human rights into the design, approval, finance and implementation of carbon projects. It also describes the nature and scope of carbon projects, the available legal options for their financing and the key human rights issues at stake in their planning and execution. Written in a user-friendly style, the proposal for a rights-based due diligence framework through which human rights issues can be anticipated and addressed makes this book relevant to all stakeholders in carbon, energy, and environmental investments and projects.

  • Examines the indirect impact of climate change on human rights, an area which has hitherto not been subject to exhaustive and rigorous exposition and analysis
  • Proposes a legal and institutional framework through which countries can respect and protect human rights and adhere to recent UN treaties, resolutions and declarations
  • Provides practical information on how companies can incorporate human rights due diligence into general corporate risk management processes

About the Author
Damilola S. Olawuyi is a senior lecturer at Afe Babalola University, Nigeria, where he is also Director of the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. Dr Olawuyi also provides legal advice and services as an energy lawyer with the leading global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Canada