Australian Climate Law in Global Context by Alexander ZaharAustralian Climate Law in Global Context by Alexander Zahar

Australian Climate Law in Global Context

byAlexander Zahar, Jacqueline Peel, Lee Godden

Paperback | January 31, 2013

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Australian Climate Law in Global Context is an engaging and comprehensive guide to current climate change law in Australia and internationally. It includes discussion of: • emission trading schemes and carbon pricing laws • laws on renewable energy, biosequestration, carbon capture and storage, and energy efficiency • the trading of emission offsets between developed and developing countries • the new international scheme for the protection of forests (REDD) and the transfer of green finance and technology from developed to developing states • the adaptation to climate change through legal frameworks. The book assesses the international climate change regime from a legal perspective, focusing on Australia's unique circumstances and its domestic implementation of climate-related treaties. It considers how the challenge of climate change should be integrated into broader environmental law and management. It is a valuable resource for students in law and environmental science, for current and future legal practitioners and for policy-makers and those in the commercial sector.
Title:Australian Climate Law in Global ContextFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:485 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:January 31, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521142105

ISBN - 13:9780521142106

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Table of Contents

Introduction: arguments, themes and overview; 1. Climate law: meaning and context; 2. Legal elements and continued development of the international climate change regime; 3. Measurement and verification of state emissions and legacy of the Kyoto Protocol's compliance system; 4. Development of climate law in Australia; 5. Putting a price on carbon: regulatory models and emission trading schemes; 6. The regulatory network of the clean development mechanism; 7. The emerging scheme for the protection of forests in developing countries (REDD); 8. Climate finance, technology transfer, and capacity-building for sustainable development; 9. Technology options: legal and regulatory frameworks for transition to a low-carbon economy; 10. Regulation of biosequestration and emission reductions in the land sector in Australia; 11. Adaptation to climate change through legal frameworks.