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Research Handbook On Climate Change Adaptation Law

Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series
Edited by Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of Law, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
This timely Research Handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to a changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions.
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Extent: 456 pp
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Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 78100 007 6
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  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
This timely Research Handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to a changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions.

With adaptation policies around the world still in their infancy, the book examines the legal challenges and barriers to climate change adaptation and how can they be overcome. It brings together expert contributors to consider topics ranging across tort and insurance law, disaster law, water law, marine law, planning law, biodiversity law, green buildings, pollution control, displacement, agriculture and energy.

With its transnational and multilevel approach, the Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Law will be an essential resource for academics in the field of climate change policy and law, policymakers and other government officials working on climate change, and NGOs working in the field of climate change.
‘The present book is a much needed publication on climate change adaptation law. It is a collaborative effort of distinguished experts from around the world and adopts a holistic approach to adaptation, taking a global view, with a focus on the international, the regional and domestic levels. This publication has a wealth of information, illustrating the issue of adaptation with many examples from all over the world. One of the most valuable aspects of this book, ensuring that it will have a lasting value, is that it discusses all fields of law, which are vulnerable to climate change (such as tort law; insurance law; disaster law; marine law; water law; planning law; construction law; environmental law; forestry; energy law; biodiversity). The book also includes general issues of adaptation, such as climate justice and the relationship between adaptation and development; human rights in the context of migration law and compensation. It is written in a very accessible language and will be an indispensible reading for both scholars and practitioners. The content and structure of the book make it a definitive book on climate adaptation.’
– Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

‘This book indeed will become the definitive text on climate adaptation law for the coming years! From a global law perspective, Verschuuren and his team analyse in an outstanding way the legal challenges and barriers to climate change adaptation and how they can be overcome. Just like climate change, this book is here to stay!’
– Kurt Deketelaere, KU Leuven/League of European Research Universities (LERU), Belgium
Contributors: R.W. Adler, R. Byrne, M. Faure, M. Gromilova, K.H. Hirokawa, N. Jägers, R. Lyster, A.M. Pohrib, J. Rosenbloom, T. Stephens, A. Trouwborst, D. van Niekerk, J. Verschuuren, L.F. Wiley
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Jonathan Verschuuren

2. Climate Change Adaptation Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Related Documents
Jonathan Verschuuren

3. Adaptation and Climate Justice
Rosemary Lyster

4. Climate Change Induced Displacement and International Law
Mariya Gromilova and Nicola Jägers

5. Climate Change Adaptation and Compensation
Michael Faure

6. Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Law
Dewald van Niekerk

7. Climate Change Adaptation and Public Health Law
Lindsay F. Wiley

8. Climate Change Adaptation and Agricultural and Forestry Law
Robert W. Adler

9. Climate Change Adaptation and Water Law
Jonathan Verschuuren

10. Climate Change Adaptation and Marine and Coastal Law
Tim Stephens

11. Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Law
Arie Trouwborst

12. Climate Change Adaptation and Land Use Planning Law
Keith H. Hirokawa and Jonathan Rosenbloom

13. Climate Change Adaptation and Green Building
Keith H. Hirokawa and Aurelia Marina Pohrib

14. Climate Change Adaptation and Environmental and Pollution Control Law
Jonathan Verschuuren

15. Climate Change Adaptation and Electricity Infrastructure
Rosemary Lyster and Rebekah Byrne

Index