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M – 00236Analytical Article

Exploring the Lessons of the Kimberley Process for Climate Change Action

Martin-Joe Ezeudu

Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada P7B 5E1 Email: mezeudu@lakeheadu.ca | ORCID: 0000-0003-4500-3689

Journal of Environmental Law and Policy (2021) 01(02), 48-79. https://doi.org/10.33002/jelp01.02.03

Accepted: 10 August 2021

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ABSTRACT

There has been a great deal of academic discourse about policy and governance choices embedded in the UNFCCC-based regimes for Climate Change action, and they point to the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of such regimes, which is often attributed to the fact that they hinge on the political authority of State actors and lack meaningful enforcement mechanisms. Against this backdrop, this paper argues that an alternative regime may be needed; and that for an effective regulatory framework for Climate Change action to emerge there needs to be a regulatory imperativeness similar to that upon which the Kimberley Process was created, where Non-State Actors play a leadership role. It also argues that in addition to regulatory imperativeness, the making and enforcement of the Kimberley Process provides helpful lessons towards crafting a more effective Climate Change remedial regime.

Keywords: Climate change; Hard law; Kimberley Process; Non-state actors; Soft law

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Martin-Joe Ezeudu, ‘Exploring the Lessons of the Kimberley Process for Climate Change Action’ (2021) 01(02) Journal of Environmental Law & Policy 48-79. https://doi.org/10.33002/jelp01.02.03

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Ezeudu, M.J. (2021). Exploring the Lessons of the Kimberley Process for Climate Change Action. Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, 01(02): 48-79. Doi: https://doi.org/10.33002/jelp01.02.03

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Ezeudu, M.J. (2021). Exploring the Lessons of the Kimberley Process for Climate Change Action. Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, 01(02), 48-79. https://doi.org/10.33002/jelp01.02.03

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