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Establishing a governmental duty of care for climate change mitigation: will Urgenda turn the tide?

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Liability for causing or failing to mitigate climate change has long been proposed as an alternative, or backstop, to lagging international cooperation. Thus far, there has been very limited success in holding governments or individuals responsible for the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are considered the primary cause of anthropogenic climate change. The recent landmark decision in Urgenda Foundation v. Government of the Netherlands (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment) ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S2047102515000199

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Transnational Environmental Law Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
2
Pages:
339-357
Publication date:
2015-10-05
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EISSN:
2047-1033
ISSN:
2047-1025
URN:
uuid:4beecc09-c1be-41d3-87fe-ef9cd5ea0f42
Source identifiers:
574414
Local pid:
pubs:574414

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