Climate Change and International Law: Exploring the Linkages between Human Rights, Environment, Trade and Investment
German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 53, pp. 139-188, 2010
Posted: 1 Feb 2012 Last revised: 8 Mar 2017
Date Written: November 15, 2010
The paper deals mainly with the emerging legal issues related to climate change and their interlinkages with the WTO law, human rights law, investment law and environmental law. While the comprehensive international legal regime for climate change is still not established, the guidance in articulating objectives can be found in human rights law; environmental, trade and investment law, on the other hand, offer the operational rules for the new regime. This paper rests upon an assumption of a common and shared concern of mankind for climate change.
Keywords: Climate Change, WTO Law, renewable energy, human rights
JEL Classification: K33
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