The Causes of Global Climatic Changes: International and Environmental Law Perspective

Themba LLB, LLM (UL) Mathebula


The article investigates problems involved with the causes in climate changes. Environmental law will be used to canvass possible reduction of these changes. The South African Constitution and International instruments will be consulted. The existing international agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol, have not been adhered to and need ratification. A treaty is not enforceable until ratified. The results show that, the main contributors to the major cause of this climate change are the signatories to the Kyoto Protocol. The problem also lies in countries with larger industries involved in the greater emission of green gases. At the end, an advanced framework for the reporting of emission minimisation for both developed and developing countries need to be effected, taking into consideration the common but differentiated responsibilities for each country.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n23p451

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