Loss & Damage from Climate Change: A Maturing Concept in Climate Law?

(2019) Climate Policy 1752

20 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2019 Last revised: 14 Apr 2020

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

Sara L. Seck

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Date Written: January 10, 2019

Abstract

In this article we examine legal perspectives on recovery for harm caused by climate related loss and damage. We start by discussing the meaning of loss and damage, and its relationship to climate mitigation and adaptation. We then consider, at a conceptual level, how those harmed by loss and damage from human induced climate change may pursue remedies against those who have contributed to the harm suffered.

Keywords: loss and damage, climate change, harm, liability, remedy

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and Seck, Sara L., Loss & Damage from Climate Change: A Maturing Concept in Climate Law? (January 10, 2019). (2019) Climate Policy 1752, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3313416 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3313416

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

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Sara L. Seck

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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