Loss and damage caused by climate change: legal strategies for vulnerable countries

This paper suggests that vulnerable countries may benefit from considering strategies beyond the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol and highlights new proposals about reparations under international law. The study considers negotiations on loss and damage under the UNFCCC, dispute settlement under the UNFCCC or Kyoto Protocol, and international litigation. Then, it focuses on the evolving international law concept of reparations for damage. Suggests that vulnerable countries might consider pursuing a reparations-based strategy in international negotiations beyond the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, in particular negotiations about the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. for full text: http://www.field.org.uk/files/field_loss__damage_legal_strategies_oct_12.pdf