International Climate Change Law

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The aim of the module is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the international legal framework on climate change.

Examples of content:

  • Community interests and common concerns of humankind: the development of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol
  • Protecting the climate through international law: the Paris Agreement
  • The Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
  • Multiple reduction pathways, carbon technologies and the carbon market
  • Human Rights Instruments to protect the right to a healthy environment
  • The role of scientific evidence and climate modelling in climate litigation