Experts develop "Oslo Principles" on global climate change obligations for states & businesses

"Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations", Mar 2015

On March 1, 2015, a group of experts in international law, human rights law, environmental law, and other law adopted the Oslo Principles on Global Obligations to Reduce Climate Change...As a group of legal experts concerned about global climate change and its disastrous effects on the planet and on life, we have come together to identify and articulate a set of Principles that comprise the essential obligations States and enterprises have to avert the critical level of global warming. These Principles, seeking to overcome the generally abstract nature of previous efforts to define the scope of legal obligations relevant to climate change, express both1) the current obligations that all States and enterprises haveto defend and protect the Earth’s climate and, thus, its biosphere;and 2) basic means of meeting those obligations.

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