Law and regulation at multiple levels of governance (local, state, national, transnational, international) play a central role in addressing the climate crisis. Climate law is a relatively recent legal discipline that draws on, and has close intersections with, other areas of law and regulation, such as international law, environmental law, corporate and financial law, law of the sea and human rights law.

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Governance and Regulations
APAN Information Brief - Issue 1, 2024: How should we tackle the Loss and Damage Fund?
This APAN Information Brief highlights the outcomes and recommendations gathered from the webinar, “Tackling the Loss and Damage Fund: Dialogue on the Funds operationalization, challenges and opportunities,” held on 19 March 2024, aimed to enhance adaptation practitioners’ understanding of the Loss and Damage Fund as a new finance mechanism. The webinar initiated a dialogue on strategic actions necessary to enhance the Fund’s impact in the region. The session identified actionable steps for Asia-Pacific countries and stakeholders on tackling the Loss and Damage Fund ahead of COP29. The webinar was organised and hosted by the UNEP- Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), UNFCCC Regional Collaboration Center for Asia and the Pacific (UNFCCC – RCC) and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP).
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Could the law of the sea be used to protect small island states from climate change?
Climate change will wreak havoc on small island developing states in the Pacific and elsewhere. Some will be swamped by rising seas. These communities also face more extreme weather, increasingly acidic oceans, coral bleaching and harm to fisheries. Food supplies, human health and livelihoods are at risk. And it’s clear other countries burning fossil fuels are largely to blame.
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Youth and Climate Governance in Asia and the Pacific: A Compendium of Best Practices
YECAP, in collaboration with UNFCCC's Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE), launched the Compendium of Best Practices on Youth and Climate Governance in Asia and the Pacific at the 79th ESCAP Commission Session and the Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2023. The Compendium highlights 15 best practices of meaningful youth engagement in climate governance at international, national, sub-national and local levels. The Compendium aims to celebrate successful government-youth partnerships, foster South-South knowledge exchange, and inspire enhanced action from governments to include youth in decision-making processes and policies in the Asia-Pacific region.
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The Future of Nationality in the Pacific
If the impacts of climate change drive people from their homes, what happens to their relationship with their home country? This groundbreaking report provides the first in-depth look at the legal risks of statelessness and nationality loss in the Pacific as climate change hits. The Future of Nationality in the Pacific: Preventing Statelessness and Nationality Loss in the context of Climate Change was published on 17 May 2022 by three partnering institutions – the Peter McMullin Centre on Statelessness at the University of Melbourne, the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales, and the University of Technology Sydney.
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Climate Change and Democracy - Insights from Asia and the Pacific
This Report focuses on democracy and the climate crisis in the Asia and the Pacific region. A regional approach based on case studies has been chosen to contextualize the challenges to democracy arising from this crisis. The Asia and the Pacific region is significant for several reasons—it is the most populous in the world; it is a region that will be disproportionately affected by climate change and where many countries are considered highly vulnerable; and, as this Report makes clear, it is also a place where there have been vibrant innovations to democratic institutions and practices for dealing with the climate crisis.
Governance and Regulations
Online Modules for Malaysian Youth: Methods, Teaching and Learning Experiences
INPACC Inception Workshop 2023
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