The case for human rights and conflict-sensitive approaches to business activities
It is not only climate change that has a negative impact on the environment. Economic actors’ business activities may often bring about irreversible collateral damage on natural habitats. If this is the case in fragile and conflict situations conflict and violence may be exacerbated. A conflict-sensitive and rights-based approach to business activities are essential to ensuring that social and environmental impacts do not negatively affect marginalized populations.