Brief developed by CLP with team member Quintin Gravatt (2016). pdfEN


For the small island states (‘SIS’) of the Pacific Ocean, climate change is an important issue. At the Paris negotiations, this bloc of nations maintained their assertion that the developed world needs to do more regarding mitigation. Australia has a legal responsibility to the SIS in the Pacific to act on climate change as outlined in the Oslo Principles. This brief examines the climate obligations in relation to Small Island States.