Climate Change and Disaster Law


Nature has always been crucial for human existence. Today however, the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change has become one of the grand challenges of our time, and, on a more practical level, the management of the increasing number of disasters, following in the wake of these changes, has become an increasingly pressing issue.

In CILCCs thematic cluster, Climate Change and Disaster Law, we have gathered the Faculty researchers working with climate change, especially as a cause for crisis, where research efforts are directed to reducing climate change associated risks.

The cluster approaches this issue in three ways.

The research trajectory climate change mitigation investigates how greenhouse gas emission can be better addressed in order to set the world in a low-carbon path. This research trajectory focuses in particular in areas and sectors largely unregulated.

The research trajectory climate change adaption sets out to define the role that regulation can play in developing countries’ adaptation to climate change – and draw up ‘standard regulatory schemes’ that may help these countries adapting to the threats of climate change.

The research trajectory disaster law and policy deal with the concrete governance of the disasters that follow climate change. The research includes European, global and national contributions to drawing up fairer and more effective regulation addressing whole disaster management cycle.

Read more about the work of the three research trajectories here:

















Participants: Kristian Cedervall Lauta, Emmanuel Raju, Kristoffer Albris, Nathan Edward Clarke, Maja Kielberg.