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Ohdedar, Birsha (2016) 'Loss and Damage from the Impacts of Climate Change: A Framework for Implementation.' Nordic Journal of International Law, 85 (1). pp. 1-36.

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Abstract

Loss and damage from the impacts of climate change affect many countries and communities across the world. In 2013, the Warsaw Mechanism on Loss and Damage, created through the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (unfccc), established an institutional process to respond to such impacts. This paper aims to contribute to the growing literature on climate liability by outlining a normative framework based on international law that can be used as a guiding path for the mechanism. It is argued that addressing loss and damage in line with these core principles and international law is required to develop a robust and legitimate mechanism. This framework is then used to answer critical questions regarding an international loss and damage mechanism for climate change.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: climate justice; loss and damage; state responsibility; Warsaw Mechanism; United Nations Framework on Climate Change (unfccc); legal obligations; climate finance
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
ISSN: 09027351
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the article accepted for publication in Nordic Journal of International Law published by Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/15718107-08501001
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1163/15718107-08501001
Date Deposited: 31 May 2019 08:33
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31070

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