What you will find in this database...
Legal Atlas will begin developing an initial database of climate change related legislation in preparation for a presentation in December at the World Bank Law, Justice and Development week.
The goal of the database and presentation will be to test the diversity/diversification of the idea of ’Climate Change Law’. Despite recent global action and expansive discourse on the subject, ‘climate change’ as a legal term is still extremely rare on a national level, and potentially of great impact.
There are approximately 13 countries with direct legislation containing ‘climate change’ in their title. It is important to note that the term ‘direct’ is one central to the study in its initial phases. By ‘direct/primary/actionable’ we will depart from some other legal usages of these terms and are highlighting enforceable legislation as opposed to action plans, strategies, policies and the creation of consultative committees. Future research will expand to include all legal approaches that directly or indirectly regulate climate change related activities.
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