The Paris Agreement does not include an enforcement mechanism. However, trends show that different actors have been innovative in using different legal regimes to address environmental and climate change issues. Green investors have resorted to international arbitration to resolve disputes related to, among others, incentives and government failures to enforce environmental laws. Meanwhile, more climate change litigations have been brought in domestic courts.
These trends raise questions, how can existing legal norms be used to address questions about climate change? What role does International law and arbitration have in the climate change issue? These were some of the questions Monica Feria-Tinta addressed at a conference, jointly organized by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the International Bar Association on Monday 21 November, in Stockholm.
A full report on the conference will be available here.