Climate change litigation has a future in public law

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A recent court case in the Netherlands shows that climate change litigation has a significant potential to force states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the current international climate law framework, formed mainly by the 2015 Paris Agreement, is dependent on the political will of governments, strategic climate change litigation based on international human rights treaties such as the European Convention on Human Rights is emerging as a powerful legal tool.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
JournalEdilex-verkkojulkaisu, Vierashuone
Issue number17.10.2018
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2018
MoEC publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal

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