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Oslo Principles on Global Climate Obligations

Oslo Principles on Global Climate Obligations
  • Year of publication 2015
  • 89 pages
Author:Expert Group on Global Climate Change
Editor:Jaap Spier
Series:Legal Perspectives on Global Challenges (volume 3)
Category: Law Environmental Law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐573‐5 | paperback | 1st edition | € 21,50 / $ 27,00 / £ 21,20

Climate change is a grave and urgent threat to human and other life, Earth’s ecosystem, and global security and economic well-being. The global community increasingly understands that business as usual is no longer an option. Debate about states’ legal obligations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is still in its infancy. This seriously hinders progress through the political process or the courts. A group of legal experts has sought to fill this gap by drafting the Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations. The Principles identify states’ reduction obligations and articulate a series of related obligations aimed at prevention. An extensive commentary further explains  the  Principles and their legal underpinning. The members of the expert group are: Antonio Benjamin, Michael Gerrard, Toon Huydecoper, Michael Kirby, M.C. Mehta, Thomas Pogge, Qin Tianbao, Dinah Shelton, James Silk, Jessica Simor, Jaap Spier (rapporteur), Elisabeth Steiner and Philip Sutherland.

Target group

Academics and practitioners in environmental law.

December 2015

review in journal Ars Aequi (DUTCH)

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