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.
|Publication status||Published - 17 Oct 2018|
|MoEC publication type||D1 Article in a trade journal|
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