The International Tribunal on Climate Justice: cultural meanings and social change
There is currently no international legal mechanism for sanctioning countries and corporations that are polluting the environment and contributing to climate change. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the only comprehensive international agreement designed to address climate change. However, it contains no mechanism for trying or sanctioning countries that fail to comply with the commitments they make. Many developed countries have violated key obligations under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol, including a failure to mitigate green house gas emissions (UNFCCC, 2010).