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Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation CommissionEnvironmental Liability$
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Cymie Payne and Peter Sand

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732203

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732203.001.0001

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The UNCC as a Model for Climate Compensation

The UNCC as a Model for Climate Compensation

(p.242) Chapter 10 The UNCC as a Model for Climate Compensation
Gulf War Reparations and the UN Compensation Commission

Daniel A. Farber

Oxford University Press

This chapter highlights two main lessons from the UN Compensation Commission’s (UNCC) approach to climate compensation. The first lesson implies that the most practical measure of compensation is the cost of projects to replace lost ecosystem services or other restorative measures to counter the risk of climate harm. The second lesson emphasizes that rather than using a U.S.-style adversarial proceeding, the best procedure involves direct interaction between independent experts, the claimant, an independent body that can provide an objective viewpoint, and the funding nations at all stages of the process in designing and implementing restorative or adaptive measures.

Keywords:   UN Compensation Commission, UNCC, climate compensation, ecosystem services, climate harm, U.S.-style adversarial proceeding, adaptive measures

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