Savaresi A (2021) Plugging the enforcement gap: The rise and rise of human rights in climate change litigation. Questions of International Law (QIL-QDI), 77, pp. 1-3. http://www.qil-qdi.org/plugging-the-enforcement-gap-the-rise-and-rise-of-human-rights-in-climate-change-litigation/
First paragraph: The 2015 Paris Agreement set the path to address the climate emergency and to get to net zero emissions by 2050. However, it provides little means to hold state and corporate actors to account for failing to deliver on the promised emission reductions. The same may be said about much national climate legislation, which does not provide measures to hold public authorities accountable for failing to meet emission reduction targets. Similarly, liability and insurance regimes all over the world are yet to provide convincing answers to the complex compensatory and restorative justice questions associated with the impacts of climate change, such as floods, droughts, wildfires and people displacement.
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