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Climate Change Law in Zimbabwe

Concepts and Insights

Climate change is threatening the livelihoods of an increasing number of people globally. Legal instruments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) seek to address the global climate change problem. Therefore, a comparative overview of the current legal position and potential position that climate change specific legislation in Zimbabwe may take, is imperative to understand.

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This book seeks to provide relevant analysis to different audiences on how the law can be utilized to address the negative effects of climate change. Various concepts and insights regulating the different economic sectors in Zimbabwe affected by climate change are addressed. This includes essential aspects such as climate science, agriculture, energy, insurance, labour, human rights and finance. In the near future, policymakers, members of the legal fraternity, educators, civil society organisations, the business community and the media can contribute to the ongoing process of identifying concepts and strategies in order to adapt to and mitigate climate change in Zimbabwe.


Table of Content


Chapter 01: Zimbabwe – Climate Change, Law and Policy

Tumai Murombo


Chapter 02: Zimbabwe’s Climate: Past, Present and Future Trends

Collen Mutasa


Chapter 03: Governing Climate Change: General Principles and the Paris Agreement

Washington Zhakata


Chapter 04: The Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Zimbabwe’s Agricultural Sector

Byron Zamasiya and Kefasi Nyikahadzoi


Chapter 05: The Justiciability of Climate Change in Zimbabwe

Tafadzwa Dhlakama and Admark Moyo


Chapter 06: Human Rights in the Age of Climate Change

Admark Moyo


Chapter 07: Climate Change, the Mining Industry and the Law in Zimbabwe

Darlington Chidarara


Chapter 08: Climate Change and Labour Law in Zimbabwe: A Critical Perspective

Lenin Tinashe Chisaira


Chapter 09: Climate Change and Property Rights Allocation in Zimbabwe’s Energy Sector

James Tsabora


Chapter 10: Climate Change in Zimbabwe: Towards a Low Carbon Energy Industry

Tumai Murombo


Chapter 11: Climate Change Financing: Reflections from a Zimbabwe Context

Veronica Nonhlanhla Gundu-Jakarasi


Chapter 12: Climate Change and Insurance in Zimbabwe

Chantelle Gloria Moyo


Chapter 13: Concluding Remarks

Mutuso Dhliwayo


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