The Urgenda Decision: Balanced Constitutionalism in the Face of Climate Change?
Ceri Warnock “The Urgenda Decision: Balanced Constitutionalism in the Face of Climate Change?” Oxford University Press Blog: Academic Insights for the Thinking World (OUP, 22 July 2015).
Posted: 2 Jan 2019
Date Written: 2015
This article considers the decision by a District Court in The Hague ordering the Dutch Government to “limit or have limited” national greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, compared to the level emitted in 1990. The author considers the constitutional implications of this decision on the separation of powers.
Keywords: Environmental law, international law, the Hague, constitutional law
JEL Classification: K00, K32, K33
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