The Climate Briefing: The ICJ and climate change

How could an International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory opinion on climate change accelerate climate action?

Audio Published 14 March 2023 18 minute listen

HE Ralph Regenvanu

Vanuatu’s Minister of Climate Change Adaptation, Meteorology and Geo-Hazards, Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Management

A conversation with Vanatu’s climate change minister about building a coalition within the United Nations (UN) to request an advisory opinion on climate change from the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

An advisory opinion could help provide clarity on how existing international laws can be applied to strengthen action on climate change, protect people and the environment, and save the Paris Agreement. 

To find out more about the ICJ initiative and its potential impact on climate action, Anna speaks to HE Ralph Regenvanu, Vanuatu’s minister of climate change adaptation, meteorology and geo-hazards, energy, environment, and disaster risk management.