Investment treaty law and climate change
Climate change is a comprehensive global challenge with integrated ecological, social and economic dimensions. The Paris Agreement reflects the global commitment to tackle this challenge. Supporting its implementation requires aligning all areas of public policy with climate goals – including international investment treaties.
This note, presented at the World Investment Forum 2023 convened by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), outlines reflections on realigning investment treaties with climate action.