The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law

Hardcover | April 6, 2016

EditorKevin R. Gray, Richard Tarasofsky, Cinnamon P. Carlarne

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Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and has become one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. The radical changes which both developed and developing countries will need to make, in economic and in legal terms, to respond to climate change areunprecedented. International law, including treaty regimes, institutions, and customary international law, needs to address the myriad challenges and consequences of climate change, including variations in the weather patterns, sea level rise, and the resulting migration of peoples.The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law provides an unprecedented and authoritative overview of all aspects of international climate change law as it currently stands, with guidance for how it should develop in the future. Over forty leading scholars and practitioners set out acomprehensive understanding of the legal issues that surround this vitally important but still emerging area of international law. This book addresses the major legal dimensions of the problems caused by climate change: not only in the content and nature of the international legal frameworks, whichneed implementation at the national level, but also the development of carbon trading systems as a means of reducing the costs of meeting emission reduction targets. After an introduction to the field, the Handbook assesses the relevant institutions, the key applicable principles of internationallaw, the international mitigation regime and its consequences, and climate change litigation, before providing perspectives focused upon specific countries or regions.The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of international climate change law. It provides readers with diverse perspectives, bringing together interpretations from different disciplines, countries, and cultures.

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Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and has become one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. The radical changes which both developed and developing countries will need to make, in economic and in legal terms, to respond to climate change areunprecedented. International law, including treat...

Kevin R. Gray, LL.M. is a Senior Policy Analyst at Environment Canada in the Trade and Environment Branch. He is an international lawyer and academic, having taught at the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has also been a research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:784 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:April 6, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019968460X

ISBN - 13:9780199684601

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Part I - Introduction1. Cinnamon Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, and Richard Tarasofsky: International Climate Change Law - Mapping An Emerging Field of International Law2. Alan Boyle and Navraj Singh Ghaleigh: Climate Change and its Place in the Corpus of International Environmental Law3. Sir Robert Watson: Science and Climate Change Law - the Role of the IPPC in International Decision-Making4. TBC: Economics and International Climate Change LawPart II - Institutions5. David Freestone: The UNFCCC - The Basis for the Climate Change Regime6. David Freestone: The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Outcome and Ways Forward Post 2012 and Post 20208. Sebastian Oberthur: Compliance under a post-2020 Climate Regime9. Alexander Thompson: Financing and Investment on Climate Change11. Elizabeth Burleson: Role of Civil Society12. Don Anton: State ResponsibilityPart III - Climate Change: Principles of International Law13. Tuula Honkonen and Thomas Deleuil: Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities14. Jonathan Wiener: Precaution15. Catherine Redgwell: Intra/Intergenerational Equity16. Friedrich Soltau: Common Concern of Humankind17. John Knox: Human Rights Principles and Climate ChangePart IV - Setting up the International Mitigation Regime18. Shi Ling Hsu: International Market Mechanisms19. Michael Mehling: Legal Frameworks for Linking National ET Regimes20. Andrew Shoyer and Jung-ui Sol: Carbon Leakage and the Migration of Private CO2 Emitters to Other Jurisdictions21. Francesco Sindico: National Measures and WTO Consistency Border Measures and Other Instruments to Prevent Climate Leakage and Level the Carbon Playing Field22. Harro van Asselt: Emissions Trading and Emission Allowance Allocation23. Martijn Wilder and Leslie Parker: International Law, the Renewable Energy Sector and the Development of a Green Economy24. Joshua Sarnoff: Intellectual Property Rights and New Climate Change TechnologiesPart V - Climate Change Litigation25. Roda Verheyen and Cathrin Zengerling: International Dispute Settlement26. Tim Meyer: The Role of Science in Adducing Evidence of Climate Change27. Christina Voigt: Climate Change and Damages28. Philippe Cullet: Human Rights and Climate Change LitigationPart VI - Living with Climate Change and Climate Change Measures29. Jane McAdam: Climate Displacement of Persons30. Josh Eagle: Climate and the Oceans31. Wil Burns: Loss of Biodiversity32. Charlotte Streck: Role of Forests and Land Use33. Dan Farber: Climate Change and Disaster LawPart VII - Regional and Country-Specific Perspectives34. Michael Gerrard: United States35. Alex Wang: China36. Alexander Zahar: Australia37. Sanja Bogojevic: European Union38. Deepa Badrinarayana: India39. Anna Korppoo: Russia40. Karen Alvarenga: Brazil41. Joyeeta Gupta and Patricia Kameri-Mbote: Least Developed Countries42. Espen Ronneberg: Alliance of Small Island States