Gerhard Kemp, Climate Change, Global Governance and International Criminal Justice, in CLIMATE CHANGE: INTERNATIONAL LAW AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE, 711 (Oliver C. Ruppel et al. ed., 2013).
In this chapter Kemp argues that international criminal law can play a useful role in the global response to climate change. He explores some of the structural difficulties in international law that make the criminalization of climate change challenging. Despite the challenges presented by “the exclusion of corporate criminal liability, complementarity, and the lack of substantive jurisdiction over crimes against the environment,” Kemp argues that international criminal law, combined with a national and regional approach, can be a key piece of global governance.