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Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice

Edited by: Richard Lord, Silke Goldberg, Lavanya Rajamani, Jutta Brunnee

ISBN13: 9781107673663
Published: December 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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As frustration mounts in some quarters at the perceived inadequacy or speed of international action on climate change, and as the likelihood of significant impacts grows, the focus is increasingly turning to liability for climate change damage.

Actual or potential climate change liability implicates a growing range of actors, including governments, industry, businesses, non-governmental organisations, individuals and legal practitioners. Climate Change Liability provides an objective, rigorous and accessible overview of the existing law and the direction it might take in seventeen developed and developing countries and the European Union.

In some jurisdictions, the applicable law is less developed and less the subject of current debate. In others, actions for various kinds of climate change liability have already been brought, including high profile cases such as Massachusetts v. EPA in the United States. Each chapter explores the potential for and barriers to climate change liability in private and public law.

Environmental Law
Part I. Legal, Scientific and Policy Aspects
1. Introduction Jutta Brunnee, Silke Goldberg, Richard Lord and Lavanya Rajamani
2. The scientific basis for climate change liability Myles Allen
3. Overview of legal issues relevant to climate change Jutta Brunnee, Silke Goldberg, Richard Lord and Lavanya Rajamani
4. Policy considerations Jutta Brunnee, Silke Goldberg, Richard Lord and Lavanya Rajamani
Part II. National Laws
Asia and Pacific
5. Australia Ross Abbs, Peter Cashman and Tim Stephens
6. China Deng Haifeng
7. India Lavanya Rajamani and Shibani Ghosh
8. Indonesia Mas Achmad Santosa, Rifqi Assegaf and Josi Khatarina
9. Japan Yukari Takamura
Africa/Middle East
10. Egypt Dalia Farouk and Lamiaa Youssef
11. Israel Issachar Rosen-Zvi
12. Kenya Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Collins Odote
13. South Africa Debbie Collier and Jan Glazewski
Europe and Eurasia
14. European Union Ludwig Kramer
15. Germany Hans-Joachim Koch, Michael Luhrs and Roda Verheyen
16. Poland Bartosz Kura , Maciej Szewczyk, Dominik Wa kowski, Tomasz Wardynski and Izabella Zielinska-Barlozek
17. English law Silke Goldberg and Richard Lord
18. Russia Fiona Mucklow Cheremeteff, Max Gutbrod, Daria Ratsiborinskaya and Sergei Sitnikov
North America
19. Canada Meinhard Doelle, Dennis Mahony and Alex Smith
20. United States of America Michael B. Gerrard and Gregory E. Wannier
Central and South America
21. Brazil Yanko Marcius de Alencar Xavier and Pedro Lucas de Moura Soares
22. Mexico Jose Juan Gonzalez Marquez.