Chapter 11: Loss and Damage

Recommended materials

Saleemul Huq, Erin Roberts & Adrian Fenton, “Loss and damage” (2013) 3:11 Nature Climate Change 947

Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, “Justice for climate loss and damage” (2015) 133:3 Climatic Change 469

Mike Hulme, “Attributing Weather Extremes to ‘Climate Change’: A Review” (2014) 38:4 Progress in Physical Geography 499

Supplementary materials

Emma Lees, “Responsibility and liability for climate loss and damage after Paris” (2017) 17:1 Climate Policy 59

Benoit Mayer, “Whose ‘Loss and Damage’? Promoting the Agency of Beneficiary States” (2014) 4:3-4 Climate Law 267

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