Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report

Robin Kundis Craig & Stephen Miller, eds., A Response to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Environmental Law Institute, 2016, Forthcoming

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 124

20 Pages Posted: 22 Jun 2015 Last revised: 14 Jul 2015

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Date Written: June 17, 2015

Abstract

What does climate change mean for sustainable development? According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fifth Assessment Report, climate change threatens sustainable development goals. The Fifth Assessment Report represents a first strong international consensus caution that failure to address climate change may well undermine the pursuit of sustainable development. As such, the Fifth Assessment Report subtly underscores the critical importance of a functional environment and ecological systems to human thriving — and perhaps even to human survival — a reality that sustainable development in practice often ignores.

Keywords: climate change, sustainable development, IPCC, Fifth Assessment Report, resilience

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report (June 17, 2015). Robin Kundis Craig & Stephen Miller, eds., A Response to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Environmental Law Institute, 2016, Forthcoming, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 124, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2619931

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

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