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

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Philipp Aerni

Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich

Bertram Boie

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Thomas Cottier

University of Bern - Institute of European and International Economic Law

Kateryna Holzer

University of Bern, World Trade Institute, NCCR Trade Regulation

Dannie Jost

World Trade Institute, University of Bern; Dannie Jost

Baris Karapinar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sofya Matteotti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Olga Nartova

University of Bern - NCCR Trade Regulation - Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research; University of Bern - World Trade Institute

Tetyana Payosova

WTI/NCCR Trade; IEW, University of Bern

Luca Rubini

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Anirudh Shingal

University of Bern - World Trade Institute

Fitzgerald Temmerman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elena Xoplaki

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sadeq Z. Bigdeli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: November 15, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Aerni, Philipp and Boie, Bertram and Cottier, Thomas and Holzer, Kateryna and Jost, Dannie and Karapinar, Baris and Matteotti, Sofya and Nartova, Olga and Payosova, Tetyana and Rubini, Luca and Shingal, Anirudh and Temmerman, Fitzgerald and Xoplaki, Elena and Bigdeli, Sadeq Z., Climate Change and International Law: Exploring the Linkages between Human Rights, Environment, Trade and Investment (November 15, 2010). German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 53, pp. 139-188, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1994464

Philipp Aerni

Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich ( email )

Zähringerstrasse 24
Zurich, CH-8001
Switzerland
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HOME PAGE: http://www.ccrs.uzh.ch/en/organization/people/pa.html

Bertram Boie

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Thomas Cottier

University of Bern - Institute of European and International Economic Law ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6
Bern, CH-3012
Switzerland
+41 31 6313626 (Phone)

Kateryna Holzer

University of Bern, World Trade Institute, NCCR Trade Regulation ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6/8
Berne, CH-3012
Switzerland

Dannie Jost

World Trade Institute, University of Bern ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6
Berne, 3012
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.wti.org

Dannie Jost ( email )

Switzerland

Baris Karapinar

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Sofya Matteotti

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Olga Nartova

University of Bern - NCCR Trade Regulation - Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6
Bern, 3012
Switzerland
0316313629 (Phone)

University of Bern - World Trade Institute ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6/8
Berne, CH-3012
Switzerland

Tetyana Payosova (Contact Author)

WTI/NCCR Trade ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6/8
Berne, CH-3012
Switzerland

IEW, University of Bern ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6
Bern, CH-3012
Switzerland

Luca Rubini

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=3818&Name=dr-luca-rubini

Anirudh Shingal

University of Bern - World Trade Institute ( email )

Hallerstrasse 6/8
Bern, 3012
Switzerland

HOME PAGE: http://www.nccr-trade.org

Fitzgerald Temmerman

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Elena Xoplaki

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sadeq Z. Bigdeli

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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