International Environmental Law, Climate Change, and Intergenerational Justice

This paper considers the extent to which existing international norms and legal institutions provide an adequate legal basis for addressing climate change. It concludes that international environmental law, as presently configured, does not have rules or institutions that could be called upon to provide a purely legal solution to the problem of climate change. Further significant reform is required.

Carlson, J. (2009). International Environmental Law, Climate Change, and Intergenerational Justice. In Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice. Vermont Law School & The University of Iowa 2009.