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The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond: Legal and Policy Challenges of Climate Change

Edited by: Wybe Douma

ISBN13: 9789067042284
Published: November 2007
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £47.99



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This book brings together the results of two conferences: ‘The Kyoto Protocol and beyond: A legal perspective’, organised by the University of Siena on 10-11 June 2006, and ‘Tackling Climate Change: An appraisal of the Kyoto Protocol and options for the future’, held at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague on 30-31 March 2007.

These conferences focused on the legal aspects of the Kyoto Protocol implementation and the post-2012 regime. Experts in European and international environmental law shared ideas and experiences gained so far by the European Union, individual states (including Germany, the Netherlands, the Western Balkans, CIS countries including Russia and developing countries) and private entities in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and its flexible mechanisms. Much attention was given to the design of the future regime, from the perspectives of both the European Union and developing states.

  • The varied backgrounds of the contributors lead to a wide framework to understand the various themes addressed
  • The contributions included in the book have been presented and discussed in two public conferences, and the ideas have therefore been ‘tested’ in front of a competent audience
  • Combines an overview of current problems with an examination of the options for the future post-2012 regime, giving readers an understanding of how the situation is likely to develop

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
1. Introduction Wybe Th. Douma and Leonardo Massai
2. The International Climate Regime: where do we stand? Feng Gao
Part I. The Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol Flexible Mechanisms:
3. Legal challenges in European climate policy Leonardo Massai
4. The EU Emissions Trading Directive: time for revision? Nick Farnsworth
5. The role of joint implementation within the context of EU policies Wytze Van Der Gaast
6. The market potential of large-scale non-CO2 CDM projects Axel Michaelowa, Jorund Buen, Arne Eik and Elisabeth Lokshall
7. Legal nature of Kyoto units Matthieu Wemaere
8. Marketing CERs: legal and contractual issues for sellers Charlotte Streck
Part II. Experiences and Perspectives in the International Climate Regime:
9. The compliance regime of the Kyoto Protocol Massimiliano Montini
10. Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol in Germany: designing an integrated management scheme for greenhouse gases Michael Mehling
11. The Russian Federation and the Kyoto Protocol Wybe Douma and Daria Ratsiborinskaya
12. Legal and institutional barriers to Kyoto Protocol implementation in non-Annex I countries in South-Eastern Europe and CIS Marina Olshanskaya
13. Developing countries and the post-Kyoto regime: breaking the tragic lock-in of waiting for each other’s strategy Joyeeta Gupta
14. Climate change, security and forests Wouter Veening
15. EU ETS in the post-2012 regime: lessons learned Chris Dekkers and Machtelt Oudenes
16. The São Paulo proposal for an agreement on future international climate policy Erik Haites
17. Stakeholder views on approaches and instruments for continued and future climate change mitigation efforts post-2012 Robert Tippmann.