Climate Change and the Law, 1st Edition

  • Erkki J. Hollo
  • Kati Kulovesi
  • Michael Mehling
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  • ISBN-10: 940075440X
  • ISBN-13: 9789400754409
  • DDC: 344.046
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 693 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Climate Change and the Law is the first scholarly effort to systematically address doctrinal issues related to climate law as an emergent legal discipline. It assembles some of the most recognized experts in the field to identify relevant trends and common themes from a variety of geographic and professional perspectives.In a remarkably short time span, climate change has become deeply embedded in important areas of the law. As a global challenge calling for collective action, climate change has elicited substantial rulemaking at the international plane, percolating through the broader legal system to the regional, national and local levels. More than other areas of law, the normative and practical framework dedicated to climate change has embraced new instruments and softened traditional boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, substantive and procedural; so ubiquitous is the reach of relevant rules nowadays that scholars routinely devote attention to the intersection of climate change and more established fields of legal study, such as international trade law. Climate Change and the Law explores the rich diversity of international, regional, national, sub-national and transnational legal responses to climate change. Is climate law emerging as a new legal discipline? If so, what shared objectives and concepts define it? How does climate law relate to other areas of law? Such questions lie at the heart of this new book, whose thirty chapters cover doctrinal questions as well as a range of thematic and regional case studies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction: Climate Change and the Law.
2: Climate Law as an Emerging Discipline.
3: Implementing Climate Governance: Instrument Choice and Interaction.
4: Exploring the Landscape of Climate Law and Scholarship: Two Emerging Trends.
5: Climate Change and Justice: Perspectives of Legal Theory.
6: International Climate Law – Architecture and Institutions.
7: Foundations of International Climate Law: Objectives, Principles and Methods.
8: Alternative Venues of Climate Cooperation: an Institutional Perspective.
9: Analyzing Soft Law and Hard Law in Climate Change.
10: Compliance and Enforcement in the Climate Change Regime.
11: International Climate Law – Cross -Cutting Issues.
12: The New Framework for Climate Finance Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Breakthrough or an Empty Promise?.
13: Climate Justice: The Clean Development Mechanism as a Case Study.
14: Legal Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation.
15: Climate Change and Human Rights.
16: International Climate Law – Sectoral Issues.
17: Managing the Fragmentation of International Climate Law.
18: No Need to Reinvent the Wheel for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Tackling Climate Change: The Contribution of International Biodiversity Law.
19: The Role of REDD in the Harmonisation of Overlapping International Obligations.
20: Climate Change and Trade: At the Intersection of Two International Legal Regimes.
21: Climate Law and Geoengineering.
22: Comparative Climate Law.
23: Climate Law in the United States: Facing Structural and Procedural Limitations.
24: Canada and the Kyoto Protocol: An Aesop Fable.
25: Climate Law and Policy in the European Union: Accidental Success or Deliberate Leadership?.
26: Climate Law in Germany.
27: Climate Law in the United Kingdom.
28: Climate Law and Policy in Russia: A Peasant Needs Thunder to Cross Himself and Wonder.
29: Australia: From “No Regrets” to a Clean Energy Future?.
30: Climate Law and Policy in Japan.
31: Sustainable Development and Climate Policy and Law in China.
32: India’s Evolving Climate Change Strategy.
33: Climate Change Responses in South Africa.
34: Climate Change Policy and Legislation in Brazil.
35: Climate Law in Latin American Countries.