1st Edition

Human Rights and Climate Change The Law on Loss and Damage

By Linnéa Nordlander Copyright 2024
    216 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This insightful and timely book examines the intersection of international climate change law and international human rights law with respect to loss and damage from climate change.

    Bringing together these two areas of the law, the volume reframes the debate on loss and damage law and offers the first systematic analysis of the legal consequences of Article 8 of the 2015 Paris Agreement, both independently and in light of the concurrent applicability of human rights law to climate change harms. The author outlines the legal implications of Article 8 and the extent to which the application of a human rights perspective can contribute to the interpretation and development of those implications. Accessible and engaging, this book has important implications for both legal doctrine and policy development at the international level.

    This book is a valuable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners in human rights, human rights law, climate change law, and international environment law.

    1. Introduction
    2. Context: What is Loss and Damage?
    3. Systemic Integration of Human Rights and Loss and Damage
    4. An Analysis of Loss and Damage in International Climate Change Law
    5. Loss and Damage as Enforcement?: Article 8 and Other International Climate Change Provisions
    6. Remedies for Loss and Damage
    7. Conclusion


    Linnéa Nordlander is assistant professor of human rights and sustainability at the University of Copenhagen (Faculty of Law), Copenhagen, Denmark.