National legal and policy frameworks underpin international climate action because they are the backbone of domestic responses to the climate emergency. Unless they support global objectives, local climate action stalls. Concerned by sluggish national responses to climate change or injured by its impacts, citizens are filing lawsuits, making courts central to national climate governance. To adjudicate these lawsuits, courts require current information about their climate change legal and policy frameworks. This report provides holistic syntheses of the climate legal and policy frameworks of 32 countries in Asia and the Pacific and discusses key legislative trends and climate-relevant constitutional rights.
Environmental Law | Law
Dena Adler, Hillary Aidun, Michael Burger, Ama Francis, Briony Eales & Maria Cecilia T. Sicango,
Climate Change, Coming Soon to a Court Near You – Report Three: National Climate Change Legal Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific,
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School & Asian Development Bank, December 2020
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sabin_climate_change/52