Climate change and the law

Our climate is changing rapidly. It will have significant impacts on peoples' lives. Severe weather events will cause damage to homes and businesses and sadly, people displacement and loss of life. This article looks at the legal implications of our changing climate.

What are the legal issues involved in climate change?

  1. How governments regulate to address climate change risks. This is in the background of international legal frameworks such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement.

  2. Contracting parties will need to consider weather events as a realistic scenario and how to manage this risk.

  3. Supply chains