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The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law

Edited by: Cinnamon P. Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, Richard Tarasofsky

ISBN13: 9780199684601
Published: March 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00



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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 are unprecedented.

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 a comprehensive 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, which need 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 international law, 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.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
PART I - INTRODUCTION
1. International Climate Change Law - Mapping An Emerging Field of International Law
2. Climate Change and its Place in the Corpus of International Environmental Law
3. Science and Climate Change Law - the Role of the IPPC in International Decision-Making
4. Economics and International Climate Change Law

PART II - INSTITUTIONS
5. The UNFCCC - The Basis for the Climate Change Regime
6. The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Outcome and Ways Forward Post 2012 and Post 2020
8. Compliance under a post-2020 Climate Regime
9. Financing and Investment on Climate Change
11. Role of Civil Society
12. State Responsibility

PART III - CLIMATE CHANGE: PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
13. Common but Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capabilities
14. Precaution
15. Intra/Intergenerational Equity
16. Common Concern of Humankind
17. Human Rights Principles and Climate Change

PART IV - SETTING UP THE INTERNATIONAL MITIGATION REGIME
18. International Market Mechanisms
19. Legal Frameworks for Linking National ET Regimes
20. Carbon Leakage and the Migration of Private CO2 Emitters to Other Jurisdictions
21. National Measures and WTO Consistency Border Measures and Other Instruments to Prevent Climate Leakage and Level the Carbon Playing Field
22. Emissions Trading and Emission Allowance Allocation
23. International Law, the Renewable Energy Sector and the Development of a Green Economy
24. Intellectual Property Rights and New Climate Change Technologies

PART V - CLIMATE CHANGE LITIGATION
25. International Dispute Settlement
26. The Role of Science in Adducing Evidence of Climate Change
27. Climate Change and Damages
28. Human Rights and Climate Change Litigation

PART VI - LIVING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE CHANGE MEASURES
29. Climate Displacement of Persons
30. Climate and the Oceans
31. Loss of Biodiversity
32. Role of Forests and Land Use
33. Climate Change & Disaster Law

PART VII - REGIONAL AND COUNTRY-SPECIFIC PERSPECTIVES
34. United States
35. China
36. Australia
37. European Union
38. India
39. Russia
40. Brazil
41. Least Developed Countries
42. Alliance of Small Island States