Staying ahead of the Curve – Climate Security and International Law
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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?