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An ISDS Carve-Out to Support Action on Climate Change


Gus Van Harten


York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

September 20, 2015

Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 38/2015

Abstract:     
How should a multilateral agreement on climate change include a safeguard against risks of investor-state dispute resolution (ISDS) lawsuits targeting climate change action by governments? The aim of this short report is to identify language for an ISDS carve-out that is reliable and clear considering the importance of climate change action and the financial uncertainties and potential deterrent presented by ISDS for states considering such action.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Climate change, multilateral negotiations, investor-state arbitration

JEL Classification: K10


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Date posted: September 22, 2015  

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Van Harten, Gus, An ISDS Carve-Out to Support Action on Climate Change (September 20, 2015). Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 38/2015. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2663504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2663504

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Gus Van Harten (Contact Author)
York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
416 650 8419 (Phone)
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