Dispute Resolution and Climate Change - eBook


The Paris Agreement and Beyond

Climate Change is a global issue that demands a multinational approach to change. "Climate change justice" demands that those individuals who will be disproportionately affected by climate change, and who are least equipped to deal with its effects, must be protected by fair access to legal mechanisms to help them.

This publication brings together articles from 18 international dispute resolution lawyers who explore ways in which climate changes issues may be factored into existing processes and systems of international dispute resolution, in particular, international arbitration.

Topics covered:

  • Challenges and opportunities presented by climate change for international dispute resolution lawyers.
  • Existing contractual climate change obligations and commitments incorporated in international contractual agreements.
  • How the enforcement mechanisms of the Paris Agreement are interpreted in light of international law are to be given effect by states and by non-state actors.
  • A retrospective from COP12 demonstrating the extent of the now urgent challenge facing the international community.

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