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

2 - The Duty to Protect Public Health from Climate Change Impacts

from Part I - The Context


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.

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