Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen and beyond

Hardcover | November 1, 2009

EditorDavid Freestone, Charlotte Streck

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Since 2005 the carbon market has grown to a value of nearly $100 billion per annum. This new book examines all the main legal and policy issues which are raised by emissions trading and carbon finance. It covers not only the Kyoto Flexibility Mechanisms but also the regional emission tradingscheme in the EU and emerging schemes in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. The Parties to the 1992 UN Framework Convention are in the process of negotiating a successor regime to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol whose first commitment period ends in 2012. As scientists predict that the threat of dangerousclimate change requires much more radical mitigation actions, the negotiations aim for a more comprehensive and wide ranging agreement which includes new players - such as the US - as well as taking account of new sources (such as aircraft emissions) and new mechanisms such as the creation ofincentives for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. This volume builds on the success of the editors' previous volume published by OUP in 2005: Legal Aspects of Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms: Making Kyoto Work, which remains the standard work of reference for legal practitioners and researchers on carbon finance and trading under theKyoto Protocol.

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Since 2005 the carbon market has grown to a value of nearly $100 billion per annum. This new book examines all the main legal and policy issues which are raised by emissions trading and carbon finance. It covers not only the Kyoto Flexibility Mechanisms but also the regional emission tradingscheme in the EU and emerging schemes in the ...

David Freestone is the Visiting Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at The George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. He is a former Deputy General Counsel at the World Bank, and a Visiting Professor at the UN University Institute of Advanced Studies. From 1996-2004 he was head of the World Bank's ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I. Introduction1. David Freestone: UNFCCC/Kyoto regimes/growth of carbon trading/sequestration/Bali road map and post-Kyoto negotiationPart II. General Issues2. Thiago Chagas, Charlotte Streck, Matthieu Wemaere: Legal ownership and nature of allowances and carbon rights3. Allan Cook: Accounting for Emission Reductions: From Costless Activity to Market Operations4. Markus Gehring, Marie-Claire Cordonnier Segger: Trade and Investment Implications of Carbon Trading for Sustainable Development5. Maria Netto, Kai-Uwe Schmidt: Institutional requirements to implement ET: registries6. Michael Mehling: Linking of Emissions Trading Schemes7. Jolene Lin: Private Actors in International and Domestic Emissions Trading SchemesPart III. The Kyoto Protocol Mechanisms8. Rutger de Witt Wijnen, Sander Simonetti: International Emissions Trading and Green Investment Schemes9. Matthias Krey, Heike Santen, Daisuke Hayashi: Trying to catch up with the Executive Board - the challenge of CDM rule interpretation by project developers10. Axel Michaelowa: Interpreting additionality of CDM projects: Changes in additionality definitions and regulatory practices over time11. Jelmer Hoogzaad, Charlotte Streck: Joint Implementation: The mechanism of the future12. Martijn Wilder, Louisa Fitz-Gerald: Carbon contracting13. Anthony Hobley, Carly Roberts, Jamie Munro: The Practicalities of Contracting JI Transactions14. Andrew Hedges: The Secondary Market for Emissions Trading: Balancing market design and market based transaction norms15. Christina Voigt: Responsibility for the Environmental Integrity of the CDM: Judicial Review of Executive Board Decisions16. Dane Ratliff, hester Brown, Audley Shepard: Dispute Resolution and Compliance MechanismsPart IV. Carbon Trading outside Kyoto: Regional Schemes17. Markus Pohlman: European Union Emissions Trading Scheme18. Michael Rodi: Legal implications of the allocation mechanism (competition, state aid, accounting)19. Navraj Ghaleigh: Litigation against EU ETSPart V. Carbon Trading outside Kyoto: National and Sub-National Schemes20. K. Russell LaMotte, David M. Williamson, Lauren A. Hopkins: Carbon Trading Outside Kyoto: National and Sub-National Schemes Emissions Trading in the US: Legal Issues21. Kyle Danish Van Ness: Off-set provisions in emerging US climate legislation22. Martijn Wilder, Louisa Fitz-Gerald: Carbon Markets and Policy in Australia: Recent Developments23. Gray Taylor, Michael Bennett: Canada's Experience in Emissions Trading and Related Legal Issues24. Christopher Tung: Carbon law and practice in ChinaPart VI. Voluntary Markets25. Michelle Passero: The Voluntary Carbon Market: Its Growth and Outstanding Legal and Policy IssuesPart VII. Post Kyoto: Moving towards Copenhagen26. Murray Ward: Bali Road Map and Copenhagen agenda27. Jos Cozijnsen, Michael Coren: How carbon finance can stimulate innovation28. Christiana Figueres, Charlotte Streck: The Future of the CDM in a Post-2012 Climate Agreement29. Bob O'Sullivan, Rick Saines: Making REDD and Rainforest Protection Work30. Thiago Chagas, Clayfox Clarke: Aviation and Climate Change RegulationPart VIII. Summary and Outlook31. David Freestone, Charlotte Streck: Summary and Outlook