Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

Fragmentation and Synergies in International Climate Change Regime

Author(s): Maryna Medvedieva, Iryna Sopilko, Arif Guliiev, Sergiy Bilotsky, Liliia Nevara, Anton Lovin, Dmytro Sirokha

This article examines the problem of fragmentation and building synergies in climate change regime and between climate change and other related regimes of international law. The authors highlight the issues of fragmentation in international law in general, which is one of the urgent topics of the UN International Law Commission and climate change regime in particular. Due to the ‘common concern of humankind’ nature of the CC and main postulates of the sustainable development concept, it is self-evident that it is impossible to tackle effectively climate change problems without enhanced interdisciplinary cooperation between different selfcontained regimes (such as climate change, ozone protection and protection of the atmosphere from pollution, weather modification, marine environment, biodiversity, human rights, trade and energy) and without restrictions of economic activities at national level. The article provides some guidance to the urgent issues of international law fragmentation in connection to the topical problem of building synergies for combatting climate change.