Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: climate change

  • Choosing Scylla: climate change vs. private property in Chile’s new constitution

    —Ernesto Vargas Weil, Assistant Professor, University of Chile and Associate Lecturer, University College London Climate change is here to stay. A few weeks ago, the UN Secretary-General argued that the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group was ‘a code red for humanity’, urging Governments to take immediate action, especially in containing greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation.

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the “Common Good”

    —Armi Beatriz E. Bayot, University of Oxford Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] A recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations shows that the indigenous peoples of Latin America are an important line of defence against the destruction of the Amazon and environmental catastrophe.[1]

  • Rare, or Under-Cooked? The Appeal Ruling in the Urgenda Climate Change Case

    —James Fowkes, University of Münster Faculty of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.

  • A Change in the Climate: Partly Cloudy with Increasing Litigation (I-CONnect Column)

    —James Fowkes, University of Münster Faculty of Law [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.