This High-Level Side Event, hosted by Germany and Palau, will explore effective approaches to resolving humanitarian, peace- and security-related and geopolitical effects of climate change. Discussions will focus on the legal frame in which we strive to address climate change.
- Is our international legal framework sufficient to face the upcoming challenges? Do we need new legal tools?
- What international legal instruments are needed to counter climate-related threats, losses and damage to people and states?
- How can instruments under international law be interpreted in a contemporary manner? Which instruments may need to be adapted or supplemented in order to be able to provide a response to the challenges associated with climate change - but without weakening established standards?