Open Access Article

Title: Loss and damage due to climate change: attribution and causation - where climate science and law meet

Authors: Roda Verheyen

Addresses: Rechtsanwälte Günther, Mittelweg 150, 20148 Hamburg, Germany

Abstract: The short paper scrutinises the concept of legal causation in the context of 'detection and attribution' and discusses the approaches of law and climate science to causation. It looks at the issue both with respect to the climate regime's agenda item of 'loss and damage' and with respect to a specific tort-like or nuisance-based case.

Keywords: legal causation; detection and attribution; loss and damage; climate change impact; climate science; law; UNFCCC; United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGW.2015.071968

International Journal of Global Warming, 2015 Vol.8 No.2, pp.158 - 169

Accepted: 01 Sep 2014
Published online: 25 Sep 2015 *