Climate Change Law

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Climate Change Law by Daniel A. Farber

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.
Climate Change Law, the first volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, provides a guide to the rapidly evolving body of legal scholarship relating to climate change. The amount of international, European and national legislation, judicial decisions, and legal scholarship in the field of climate law has now become almost overwhelming. This book focuses on the underlying concepts that are of concern to researchers, students and policymakers rather than on the details of national legislation.
The core topics include the difficulty of setting up a coherent international treaty approach, the importance of national and subnational legal action, the potential role of international and national courts, and the importance of human rights and environmental justice. Providing a comprehensive discussion, more than 50 entries developed by experts from across the world cover mitigation and adaptation issues in their wider context, from both international and national perspectives. Each chapter concludes by identifying important research challenges. Finally, the concluding chapter argues thata discernible global legal regime is emerging. The 2015 Paris Agreement marks both the increasingly interlinked but polycentric nature of this new regime.
This is the definitive resource for all those seeking the state of the art of climate change law, from students and legal scholars to practising lawyers, civil servants and NGOs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783477609
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/16/2014
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 761,378

About the Author

Edited by Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, US and Marjan Peeters, Professor of Environmental Policy and Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Encyclopedia
Jamie Benidickson and Yves Le Bouthillier
Foreword to Volume 1
Michael Faure
Introduction to Volume 1
Daniel A. Farber and Marjan Peeters
The Goals of Climate Policy
1. The Science of Climate Change: A Legal Perspective on the IPCC
Duncan French and Benjamin Pontin
2. The Precautionary Principle and Climate Change
Nicolas de Sadeleer
3. Setting the Social Cost of Carbon
Michael A. Livermore
4. Human Rights and Climate Change: Building Synergies for a Common Future
Sheila R. Foster and Paolo Galizzi
Approaches to Addressing Climate Change
5. Climate Policy Instrument Choices
David Benson and Andrew Jordan
6. Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change
Steven Ferrey
7. Local Authorities and Climate Change
Benjamin J. Richardson
8. Individual Behaviour, The Social Sciences and Climate Change
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Benjamin K. Sovacool
9. Criminal Law and Climate Change
Matthew Hall
10. Research and Scholarship on Climate Change Law in Developing Countries
Xi Wang, Tang Tang, Kun Lu and Yan Zhang
General Issues
11. The Climate as a Global Common
Peter-Tobias Stoll
12. CBDR and Climate Change
Tuula Honkonen
13. The Potential Roles of the ICJ in Climate Change-related Claims
Christina Voigt
14. Unilateralism, Extraterritoriality and Climate Change
Joanne Scott
15. Climate Engineering and International Law
Jesse Reynolds
16. Carbon Capture and Storage as a Bridging Technology
Navraj Singh Ghaleigh
Treaties Related to Climate Change
The UN Negotiation Process
17. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Framework Approach to Climate Change
Lavanya Rajamani
18. The UNFCCC: Legal Scholarship in Four Key Areas
Francesco Sindico
19. The Kyoto Protocol, With a Special Focus on the Flexible Mechanisms
Javier de Cendra de Larragán
20. The Kyoto Protocol’s Compliance Mechanism
Francesca Romanin Jacur
21. REDD+ as a Climate Change Mitigation Mechanism
Heline Sivini Ferreira and Diogo Andreola Serraglio
22. International Treaty Fragmentation and Climate Change
Cinnamon Carlarne
Alternative International Approaches
23. ICAO and IMO: International Sectoral Approaches to Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Transport
Kati Kulovesi and Joanna Dafoe
24. Interlinkages Between Climate Change, Ozone Depletion and Air Pollution: The International Legal Framework
Harro van Asselt
25. The WTO and Climate Change
Wybe Th Douma
26. Climate Change and International Investment Treaties
Ximena Fuentes Torrijo
General Issues
27. Polycentrism and Climate Change
Hari M. Osofsky
28. Climate Change Federalism
Kirsten H. Engel
29. Environmental Impact Assessments and Climate Change
Jacqueline Peel
30. The Role of the National Courts in GHG Emissions Reductions
Michael B. Gerrard and Meredith Wilensky
Regional and National Mitigation Approaches
Emissions Trading
31. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in the EU
Marjan Peeters
32. North American Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Systems
David Hodas and Patrick DeArmey
33. Emissions Trading in China
Qin Tianbao and Zhang Meng
Other Regulatory Approaches to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
34. Traditional Regulation’s Role in Greenhouse Gas Abatement
David M. Driesen
35. Carbon Taxes
Shi-Ling Hsu
36. Transportation as a Climate Wedge and Challenge under United States Law
William W. Buzbee
37. Biofuel
Arnold W. Reitze Jr
38. Renewable Energy: Support Mechanisms
Thomas Schomerus
39. Renewable Energy: Public Acceptance and Citizens’ Financial Participation
Birgitte Egelund Olsen
40. Energy Efficiency and Conservation
John C. Dernbach
Mitigation Strategies in Developing Countries
41. India’s Climate Change Mitigation Strategy
Deepa Badrinarayana
42. Green Growth Policy in Korea
Sang-Hyup Kim and Hong Sik Cho
Specific Impacts and Sectors
43. Integrated Water Law and Climate Change: An EU Perspective
Marleen van Rijswick and Andrea Keessen
44. Water Availability and Allocation
A. Dan Tarlock
45. Managing Ecosystem Effects in an Era of Rapid Climate Change
Alejandro E. Camacho
46.Ocean Adaptation
Robin Kundis Craig
47. Coastal Issues
Margaret R. Caldwell and Molly Loughney Melius
48. Adaptation and the Energy Sector
Rosemary Lyster and Manuel Peter Solis
Cross-cutting Issues and Adaptation Techniques
49. Adaptation Justice
Alice Kaswan
50. Loss and Damage in the UN Climate Regime
Meinhard Doelle
51. Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
Sarah Krakoff
52. Human Mobility and Climate Change
Katrina M. Wyman
53. Urban Planning and Climate Change
Lisa Grow Sun and Brandon Curtis
54. Insurance
Sean B. Hecht and Jesse Lueders
55. Disaster Law and Climate Change
Robert R.M. Verchick
56. The Emergence of Global Climate Law
Daniel A. Farber and Marjan Peeters

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