The Search For A ‘Legally Binding’ Climate Response

The Search For A ‘Legally Binding’ Climate Response

by The Daily Eye Team May 11 2015, 4:21 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs

Legal experts claim that even without a new global deal in Paris, governments and companies have legal obligations to avert dangerous climate change. King's College London research fellow Stephen Minas explores these Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations.As December?s Paris climate change summit draws close, key elements of the new global climate regime are still in play. The question of whether the Paris climate deal will be ?legally binding? is one ongoing controversy. There is division even within the broad negotiating blocs of developed and developing countries. For example, while the European Union wants a binding deal, the United States remains committed to a ?hybrid? approach that includes both legal and political commitments.


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