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.
International Journal of Global Warming, 2015 Vol.8 No.2, pp.158 - 169
Accepted: 01 Sep 2014
Published online: 25 Sep 2015 *