Published online by Cambridge University Press: 11 February 2021
The connection between climate change and the frequency of extreme weather events has been scientifically proven by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Yet, the States that suffer the most devastating impact from extreme weather events are not the ones emitting the largest share of CO2 into the atmosphere. This is extremely unjust, meaning that developing States are suffering from the actions taken by developed States. Disasters pose not only the obvious threat to human lives but they are also costly, in particular with regard to early warning mechanisms and post-disaster reconstruction.
This Part of the book deals with this injustice and addresses whether there is an international legal obligation for developed States and emerging markets to financially assist disaster-prone developing States with regard to the adoption of early warning mechanisms and post-disaster reconstruction. The first part of this question is examined in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 deals with the latter part of the question.