PLANT HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE: INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ASPECTS
Talking about humankind is to talk about the life and whoever speaks of life must necessary include plants. Plants cover a great topic of discussion, one of which is the subject of this article. Plant health and climate change are linked because the second influences the first, which calls for plant protection measures. The question of the legal regulatory framework for plants is a procedural concept that legally started in France by 1878 and has continued up to now with different approaches depending on the period. the question brought beforehand on the protection of a given plant species against pest and plant disease has nowadays extended to other questions and a wide variety of species including forests with the determination of phytosanitary measures applicable to regulate plant issues everywhere in the world, the interaction with world trade organization, its bodies and all relevant institutions or mechanisms, the need to find appropriate policy and measures to adapt to climate change and to mitigate its impacts on plants. this article Characterizes the potential effects and subsequent impact of climate change on plant health, the evolution of the legal regulatory framework and mechanism protecting plants from the first legal document to the current ones, the instruments and protection mechanisms that we have achieved so far from the international, regional to national levels and how those legal regulations led societies to face climate change and plant pests by reducing their impacts on plants.