Alterações climáticas e contratos
: reflexões sobre a previsibilidade

  • Bruno Tachard Passos (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present work proposes to analyze the impacts of climate change on contracts, especially regarding the issue of predictability and its possible relativization due to climatic events. The paper will analyze the issue of climate change, the current stage of the scientific debate on the subject and a legal analysis of what has already been done by the Portuguese government. The matter of predictability and its impact on contract law will also be addressed. Finally, a reflection will be proposed on the possible need to relax the usual presumption of unpredictability of climatic events and suggestions for dealing with this topic in contract law.
Date of Award9 Jun 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAgostinho Guedes (Supervisor)


  • Climate change
  • Global climate change
  • Contract law
  • Contracts
  • Predictability
  • Force majeure
  • Changing of circumstances
  • Obligations


  • Mestrado em Direito

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