Published 23 June 2017
Reflecting on the PCA's experience, this chapter explores what scope there is for international arbitration further to be used in the realm of climate change. Part I of the chapter provides a snapshot of the PCA's experience with international arbitration involving the environment and climate change. Part II sets out how that experience intersects with possible disputes that could arise under the UNFCCC framework, including the "Paris Agreement" which emerged from COP21 and opened for signature on 22 April 2016. Part III presents concrete examples of how arbitral procedures might be adapted in the future to account for special characteristics of climate change related disputes, through greater access, greater expertise and greater flexibility.
Copyright ICC 2017. First published as Chapter 3 in "Dispute Resolution and Climate Change", ICC Pub no. @778E, http://store.iccwbo.org/dispute-resolution-and-climate-change. Republished with kind permission.