Climate change has become an unprecedented challenge due to the severe consequences that we face today as a direct result of it. In the last few decades, global warming has been increasing rapidly. There is a common notion that global warming only makes our world warmer. But it causes far more substantial changes in the climate resulting in events like droughts, floods, hurricanes, abnormal hurricanes etc. These changes are expected to put millions and millions of lives in danger. Climate change challenges traditional notions in International environmental law. Furthermore, efforts must be taken to curb this pandemic in making.
This article aims to highlight the challenges that we as a civilisation face due to environmental degradation every day and how this will lead to a bigger pandemic than COVID-19. It not only puts forward the impact of climate change but also examines the international legal instruments adopted in response to the same. The article tries to discuss whether these international rules represent the proper paradigm to address the problem we are facing caused by climate change. It also puts forward certain suggestions as a way forward to deal with the consequences of global warming.