Legal Aspects of Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms: Making Kyoto Work

Legal Aspects of Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms: Making Kyoto Work

by David Freestone
     
 

The first protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in Kyoto in 1997. It is a unique international law instrument which sets stringent, legally binding targets for the reduction of emissions of the "greenhouse gases". Drawing on the emerging body of expertise in this complex area, this book conveys a knowledge of what

Overview

The first protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in Kyoto in 1997. It is a unique international law instrument which sets stringent, legally binding targets for the reduction of emissions of the "greenhouse gases". Drawing on the emerging body of expertise in this complex area, this book conveys a knowledge of what is becoming known as "Carbon Finance". It provides practical legal advice to public and private sector lawyers and to civil servants who work on the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199279616
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/15/2005
Pages:
692
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. David Freestone is Chief Counsel and Head of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development (ESSD) and International Law Group in the Legal Vice Presidency at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Charlotte Streck is Counsel for International and Environmental Law with the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

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