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An ISDS Carve-Out to Support Action on Climate Change
Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper Series
  • Gus Van Harten, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
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  • Climate change, multilateral negotiations, investor-state arbitration
How should a multilateral agreement on climate change include a safeguard against risks of investor-state dispute resolution (ISDS) lawsuits targeting climate change action by governments? The aim of this short report is to identify language for an ISDS carve-out that is reliable and clear considering the importance of climate change action and the financial uncertainties and potential deterrent presented by ISDS for states considering such action.
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Gus Van Harten. "An ISDS Carve-Out to Support Action on Climate Change" (2015)
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