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An advisory opinion by the court, judicial organ of the UN, would not be binding in any jurisdiction, but could underpin future climate negotiations by clarifying financial obligations countries have on climate change, helping states revise and enhance national climate plans submitted to the Paris Agreement,
If the UN passes the resolution, it could take the ICJ around 18 months to issue an advisory opinion,
Vanuatu gathers support for UN
climate justice statementMore than 100 countries have backed a Pacific island's attempt to seek accountability for the climate crisis at the world's top court'
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