Global Climate Change Week (GCCW) – encouraging academics in all disciplines and countries
to engage with their students and communities on climate change
The world’s poor have done the least to cause climate change, benefited the least from the causes of it, yet are the most vulnerable to its effects. Consequently it is vital for academics concerned about poverty to push for stronger action on climate change. Global Climate Change Week (October 19-25 in 2015) will provide a focal point, resources, and support to help them to do so. This project is led by ASAP board member Keith Horton. Learn more and take part here.
Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and Climate Change – a legal guide detailing the links between climate change and human rights
In 2014, ASAP contributed to the development of a legal reference guide that examined the connections between climate change and human rights. The guide, which can be downloaded here, was designed to be of use to policy-makers and advocates around the world. This project was led by Sebastien Jodoin and produced in conjunction with the Center for International Sustainable Development Law and the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University.
Oslo Principles on Climate Change – detailing the existing legal obligations of states to curb climate change
A group of legal experts from around the world has produced the Oslo Principles. The principles detail how international laws such as human rights law and tort law may already require states to reduce their emissions, irrespective of other specific treaties. Click here to download the Oslo Principles and here to download an accompanying commentary. The project is led by ASAP President, Thomas Pogge and involved a team of legal experts from around the world. A future extension of the project will examine the existing obligations of enterprises to prevent climate change. A short video on the Oslo Principles is available here.