Climate Change, Coming Soon to a Court Near You: International Climate Change Legal Frameworks

Publication | December 2020

Report 4 explores the Paris Agreement and the international legal framework that supports global and domestic climate action. It highlights the crucial role of judges in holding their governments accountable for their climate pledges.

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In 2020, the Paris Agreement is the pinnacle of international law on climate change. It orchestrates global climate action over the coming decades. Countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2ºC above preindustrial times, closer to 1.5ºC. Humankind will only achieve this temperature goal if we domesticate our international climate commitments.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • International Climate Change Legal Framework
  • Multilateral Environmental Legal Instruments
  • Regional Environmental and Climate Change Instruments
  • Rights-Based Instruments
  • Key Takeaways
  • Conclusion

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Strengthening policies, governance, and capacities
  • Environment
  • Environmental policy and legislation
  • Governance and public sector management
  • 170
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS200365-2
  • 978-92-9262-539-9 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-540-5 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-541-2 (ebook)

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