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Climate Change Law

Edited by Daniel A. Farber, Sho Sato Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, US and Marjan Peeters, Professor of Environmental Policy and Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Climate Change Law, the first volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, provides a guide to the rapidly evolving body of legal scholarship relating to climate change. This book focuses on concepts that are of concern to researchers, students and policymakers rather than on the details of national legislation. It provides a comprehensive discussion, with more than 50 structured entries developed by experts from across the world. The coverage sets mitigation and adaptation issues in their wider context, using both international and national perspectives. The core topics include the difficulty of setting up a coherent international treaty approach, the importance of national and subnational legal action, the potential role of international and national courts, and the importance of human rights and environmental justice
Extent: 768 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78347 760 9
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  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Climate Change Law, the first volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, provides a guide to the rapidly evolving body of legal scholarship relating to climate change. The amount of international, European and national legislation, judicial decisions, and legal scholarship in the field of climate law has now become almost overwhelming. This book focuses on the underlying concepts that are of concern to researchers, students and policymakers rather than on the details of national legislation.

The core topics include the difficulty of setting up a coherent international treaty approach, the importance of national and subnational legal action, the potential role of international and national courts, and the importance of human rights and environmental justice. Providing a comprehensive discussion, more than 50 entries developed by experts from across the world cover mitigation and adaptation issues in their wider context, from both international and national perspectives. Each chapter concludes by identifying important research challenges. Finally, the concluding chapter argues thata discernible global legal regime is emerging. The 2015 Paris Agreement marks both the increasingly interlinked but polycentric nature of this new regime.

This is the definitive resource for all those seeking the state of the art of climate change law, from students and legal scholars to practising lawyers, civil servants and NGOs.
‘Consistent with the concept of an encyclopedia, this work is a veritable treasure chest of information and perspectives on every conceivable aspect of climate law, encompassing also both developed and developing country contexts. The array of contributors is stunning, comprising a large proportion of the world’s leading experts in climate law. This will be a standard point of reference for scholars and researchers henceforth. Truly a “magnum opus” – and a great credit to its co-editors, who have assembled and also contributed to it.’
– Rob Fowler, University of South Australia and Chair of IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 2008-13

‘Farber and Peeters have brought together a large group of renowned climate law scholars and produced this remarkably comprehensive book, which brings order to the overwhelming volume of legislation, private standard setting, judicial decisions, and legal scholarship on climate change. This book provides an incisive, solid and reliable basis for further legal research into any climate change related topic and is a ‘must-read’ for any scholar and student researching climate law.’
– Jonathan Verschuuren, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

‘In sum, the book offers an indispensable resource. The bibliographies attached to each submission are fulsome and add real value to the text. . . The the reader will find not only information
but also inspiration.’
– Environmental Liability
Contributors: D. Badrinarayana, D. Benson, W.W. Buzbee, M.R. Caldwell, A.E. Camacho, H.S. Cho, R.K. Craig, B. Curtis, J. Dafoe, P. DeArmey, J. de Cendra de Larragán, J.C. Dernbach, N. de Sadeleer, M. Doelle, W.T. Douma, D.M. Driesen, B. Egelund Olsen, K.H. Engel, D.A. Farber, Heline Sivini Ferreira, S. Ferrey, S.R. Foster, D. French, P. Galizzi, M.B. Gerrard, N.S. Ghaleigh, M. Hall, S.B. Hecht, D. Hodas, T. Honkonen, S.-L. Hsu, A. Jordan, A. Kaswan, A. Keessen, S.-H. Kim, S. Krakoff, K.Kulovesi, M.A. Livermore, K. Lu, J. Lueders, R. Lyster, M.L. Melius, Z. Meng, H.M. Osofsky, J. Peel, M. Peeters, B. Pontin, L. Rajamani, A.W. Reitze Jr, J. Reynolds, B.J. Richardson, F. Romanin Jacur, T.Schomerus, J. Scott, D.A. Serraglio, F. Sindico, M.P. Solis, B.K. Sovacool, P.-T.Stoll, L.G. Sun, T. Tang, A.D. Tarlock, Q. Tianbao, X.F. Torrijo, H. van Asselt, M. van Rijswick, M.P. Vandenbergh, R.R.M. Verchick, C. Voigt, X. Wang, M. Wilensky, K.M. Wyman, Y. Zhang
Contents:

Foreword to the Encyclopedia
Jamie Benidickson and Yves Le Bouthillier

Foreword to Volume 1
Michael Faure

Introduction to Volume 1
Daniel A. Farber and Marjan Peeters

PART I GENERAL THEMES
The Goals of Climate Policy
1. The Science of Climate Change: A Legal Perspective on the IPCC
Duncan French and Benjamin Pontin

2. The Precautionary Principle and Climate Change
Nicolas de Sadeleer

3. Setting the Social Cost of Carbon
Michael A. Livermore

4. Human Rights and Climate Change: Building Synergies for a Common Future
Sheila R. Foster and Paolo Galizzi

Approaches to Addressing Climate Change
5. Climate Policy Instrument Choices
David Benson and Andrew Jordan

6. Corporate Social Responsibility and Climate Change
Steven Ferrey

7. Local Authorities and Climate Change
Benjamin J. Richardson

8. Individual Behaviour, The Social Sciences and Climate Change
Michael P. Vandenbergh and Benjamin K. Sovacool

9. Criminal Law and Climate Change
Matthew Hall

10. Research and Scholarship on Climate Change Law in Developing Countries
Xi Wang, Tang Tang, Kun Lu and Yan Zhang

PART II INTERNATIONAL LAW PERSPECTIVE
General Issues
11. The Climate as a Global Common
Peter-Tobias Stoll

12. CBDR and Climate Change
Tuula Honkonen

13. The Potential Roles of the ICJ in Climate Change-related Claims
Christina Voigt

14. Unilateralism, Extraterritoriality and Climate Change
Joanne Scott

15. Climate Engineering and International Law
Jesse Reynolds

16. Carbon Capture and Storage as a Bridging Technology
Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

Treaties Related to Climate Change
The UN Negotiation Process
17. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Framework Approach to Climate Change
Lavanya Rajamani

18. The UNFCCC: Legal Scholarship in Four Key Areas
Francesco Sindico

19. The Kyoto Protocol, With a Special Focus on the Flexible Mechanisms
Javier de Cendra de Larragán

20. The Kyoto Protocol’s Compliance Mechanism
Francesca Romanin Jacur

21. REDD+ as a Climate Change Mitigation Mechanism
Heline Sivini Ferreira and Diogo Andreola Serraglio

22. International Treaty Fragmentation and Climate Change
Cinnamon Carlarne

Alternative International Approaches
23. ICAO and IMO: International Sectoral Approaches to Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Transport
Kati Kulovesi and Joanna Dafoe

24. Interlinkages Between Climate Change, Ozone Depletion and Air Pollution: The International Legal Framework
Harro van Asselt

25. The WTO and Climate Change
Wybe Th Douma

26. Climate Change and International Investment Treaties
Ximena Fuentes Torrijo

PART III NATIONAL AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON REDUCING GREENHOUSE GASES
General Issues
27. Polycentrism and Climate Change
Hari M. Osofsky

28. Climate Change Federalism
Kirsten H. Engel

29. Environmental Impact Assessments and Climate Change
Jacqueline Peel

30. The Role of the National Courts in GHG Emissions Reductions
Michael B. Gerrard and Meredith Wilensky

Regional and National Mitigation Approaches
Emissions Trading
31. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading in the EU
Marjan Peeters

32. North American Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Systems
David Hodas and Patrick DeArmey

33. Emissions Trading in China
Qin Tianbao and Zhang Meng

Other Regulatory Approaches to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
34. Traditional Regulation’s Role in Greenhouse Gas Abatement
David M. Driesen

35. Carbon Taxes
Shi-Ling Hsu

36. Transportation as a Climate Wedge and Challenge under United States Law
William W. Buzbee

37. Biofuel
Arnold W. Reitze Jr

38. Renewable Energy: Support Mechanisms
Thomas Schomerus

39. Renewable Energy: Public Acceptance and Citizens’ Financial Participation
Birgitte Egelund Olsen

40. Energy Efficiency and Conservation
John C. Dernbach

Mitigation Strategies in Developing Countries
41. India’s Climate Change Mitigation Strategy
Deepa Badrinarayana

42. Green Growth Policy in Korea
Sang-Hyup Kim and Hong Sik Cho

PART IV ADAPTATION
Specific Impacts and Sectors
43. Integrated Water Law and Climate Change: An EU Perspective
Marleen van Rijswick and Andrea Keessen

44. Water Availability and Allocation
A. Dan Tarlock

45. Managing Ecosystem Effects in an Era of Rapid Climate Change
Alejandro E. Camacho

46.Ocean Adaptation
Robin Kundis Craig

47. Coastal Issues
Margaret R. Caldwell and Molly Loughney Melius

48. Adaptation and the Energy Sector
Rosemary Lyster and Manuel Peter Solis

Cross-cutting Issues and Adaptation Techniques
49. Adaptation Justice
Alice Kaswan

50. Loss and Damage in the UN Climate Regime
Meinhard Doelle

51. Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change
Sarah Krakoff

52. Human Mobility and Climate Change
Katrina M. Wyman

53. Urban Planning and Climate Change
Lisa Grow Sun and Brandon Curtis

54. Insurance
Sean B. Hecht and Jesse Lueders

55. Disaster Law and Climate Change
Robert R.M. Verchick

PART V CONCLUSIONS
56. The Emergence of Global Climate Law
Daniel A. Farber and Marjan Peeters

Index