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  • Print publication year: 2018
  • Online publication date: October 2018

Part I - The Context

  • Edited by Michael Burger, Columbia University, New York, Justin Gundlach, Columbia University, New York
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • pp 1-72

Summary

Under existing international and domestic law, governments and private actors have obligations to individuals and communities affected by climate change impacts on public health. This chapter discusses such obligations and the legal authorities – international, constitutional, statutory, and common law – under which they arise.