Climate Change and Pandemics: The EU Risk-Management Strategy Under Scrutiny

17 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2020

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Alessandra Donati

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

Date Written: July 10, 2020

Abstract

Coronavirus and climate change are not two different crises. They represent two sides of the same significant turmoil relating to the progressive degradation of our environmental and health ecosystems. Against this backdrop, and in light of, not only, the cyclical time of pandemics, but also of the predictable occurrence of a new pandemic associated with the worsening of the climate crisis, what should EU law do to prevent and better manage the occurrence of such risks? To answer this question, the core claim of this paper is that the EU should implement a common, coordinated, and consistent risk management strategy.

Keywords: climate change, COVID-19, risk-analysis, principle of subsidiarity, precautionary principle, principle of non-regression

Suggested Citation

Donati, Alessandra, Climate Change and Pandemics: The EU Risk-Management Strategy Under Scrutiny (July 10, 2020). MPILux Research Paper 2020 (4), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3648064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3648064

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