Thursday, April 16, 2020

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International lawyer Jutta Brunnée is keenly aware of the legal and political obstacles to tackling international problems like climate change. It’s one of the most pressing global issues, and while it will take sweeping changes around the world, it can be tricky to find an equitable solution.

“One of the biggest challenges for the area of international environmental law is precisely that you have these collective action problems where everybody is suffering to different degrees from the same issue,” says Brunnée, professor of law at the University of Toronto.

“The issue can only be solved through collaboration, but the priorities and the capacities that countries have to deal with these issues are vastly different.”

Read the full R2R profile of Professor Brunnée: Confronting the Cost of Collective Action

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