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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Edited by Geert Van Calster, Professor, KU Leuven, Belgium, Monash University, Australia and King’s College London, UK, and Member of the Bar of Belgium, Wim Vandenberghe, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Leonie Reins, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of International and European Law and Senior Member, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.
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  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.

As well as taking stock of the current and proposed legal instruments, the book looks at the wider policy and economic aspects of coping with climate change. It provides a comparative overview of key issues across Europe, the United States, Asia-Pacific and the BRICS countries, and discusses domestic, regional and international law and governance. With perspectives from academia, government and private practice, the expert contributors analyse key sectors such as energy, transport, buildings, industry, land use and waste. Important issues such as carbon trading, financing and litigation are also addressed. The book demonstrates the variety of approaches taken and their challenges with a view of fostering more effective and pragmatic ways of managing climate change mitigation.

This timely book will be an authoritative resource for scholars of climate change law and policy, whilst also providing a rigorous overview for upper-level students. Policymakers will gain insights from the comparative perspectives, and practitioners will appreciate the broad range of practical issues addressed.
‘Van Calster, Vandenberghe and Reins have led an impressive group of specialists from around the world to deliver the definitive book on climate change mitigation. Mitigation law for all sectors (energy, industry, transport, buildings, waste, land use, forestry), as well as all relevant mitigation instruments (carbon trading, finance, litigation) are discussed in great detail and with an eye on all relevant countries and regions in the world, such as the EU, the United States, China and the other BRICS countries. This book is a valuable source of information on mitigation law and will be the starting point for any future research and decision-making on climate change mitigation.’
– Jonathan Verschuuren, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Contributors: M. Alessi, J. Allmon, D. Belis, L. Berzanskis, N. Bin Zahur, S. Bogojevic, D. Conway, C. Egenhofer, J.B. Eisen, B.J. Evans, N. Fujiwara, M.B. Gerrard, K. Hannon Michel, K. Hussey, M. Iguchi, S. Kakade, E. Knight, A. Korppoo, J. Li, J. Lin, T.S.A. Loi, H. Masondo, M. Mehling, A. Monroe, H. Nakamura, J. Núñez Ferrer, A.S. Olesen, U. Outka, S.-L. Penttinen, F. Rambau, L. Reins, L. Ristino, A. Rohatgi, R. Seroa da Motta, C.K. Siebert, I. Skinner, N. Srivastava, K. Talus, C.Tung, K. Upston-Hooper, H. Van Asselt, G. Van Calster, W. Vandenberghe, S. Wattiaux, P. Wehrheim, J. Wettestad, A. Yamamoto, E. Yliheljo




Contents:

Editorial Introduction
G. Van Calster, W. Vandenberghe and L. Reins

1. The Changing Architecture of International Climate Change Law
Harro Van Asselt, Michael Mehling and Clarisse Kehler Siebert

PART I ENERGY
2. Development of the Sustainability Aspects of EU Energy Policy
Sirja-Leena Penttinen and Kim Talus

3. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures in the US Electric Power Industry
Joel B. Eisen

4. Reflections on the Chinese Carbon Market
Christopher Tung

PART II TRANSPORT
5. The Mitigation of Transport’s CO2 Emissions in the EU: Policy Successes and Challenges
Ian Skinner

6. Climate Change Mitigation in the Transportation Sector in the United States
Laurel Berzanskis

7. Climate Transport Policy and Law in the Asia-Pacific Region
Masahiko Iguchi and Hiroki Nakamura

PART III BUILDINGS
8. How do the European Union and the Private Sector Pave the Way to More Sustainable Buildings?
Sophie Wattiaux

9. Energy Efficiency of Buildings in the United States
Albert Monroe

10. Climate Change and Buildings – An Asia-Pacific Primer
Abhishek Rohatgi, Tian Sheng Allan Loi and Nahim Bin Zahur

PART IV INDUSTRY
11. Impacts of EU Climate and Energy Policies on Industry
Monica Alessi, Christian Egenhofer and Jorge Núñez Ferrer

12. An Overview of Climate Change Mitigation in the Industrial Sector of the United States
Seema Kakade

13. How can the Asian Industry Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation Action?
Noriko Fujiwara

PART V LAND USE, LAND USE CHANGE AND FORESTRY
14. Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry - How to Enter the Climate Impact of Managing Biospheres and Wood into the EU's Greenhouse Gas Accounting
Peter Wehrheim and Asger Strange Olesen

15. Legal Regimes for Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry in the United States
Uma Outka

16. Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry: Asia-Pacific
Bradley Evans

PART VI WASTE MANAGEMENT
17. Waste Management in the EU
Geert Van Calster

18. Challenges for Controlling GHG Emissions from U.S. Solid Waste Management - A Summary of Federal and Exemplary US State Efforts
Jeffrey Allmon

19. Climate Mitigation and Waste Management in the Asia Pacific
Karen Hussey

PART VII CARBON TRADING
20. Blazing Trail or Flickering Flame? Market Mechanisms under the UNFCCC
Darragh Conway

21. The EU Emissions Trading System: Frontrunner In Trouble
Jørgen Wettestad

22. Carbon Trading in the United States
Laurie Ristino and Katherine Hannon Michel

23. Market Design and Maturity in the Asia Pacific
Eric Knight

PART VIII CLIMATE FINANCE
24. Climate Finance in the European Union: Domestic and International Challenges
David Belis

25. Towards Climate Compatible Development in Asia and Beyond - the Role of Official Development Assistance
Aiichiro Yamamoto

PART IX CLIMATE CHANGE LITIGATION
26. EU Climate Change Litigation: All Quiet on the Luxembourgian Front?
Sanja Bogojevi?

27. Climate Change Litigation in the United States
Michael B. Gerrard

28. Climate Change Litigation in Asia and the Pacific
Jolene Lin

PART X CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN THE BRICS COUNTRIES
29. Current Status of Mitigation Policies in Brazil
Ronaldo Seroa da Motta

30. Climate Change Mitigation in Russia: Foreign Policy, Environmental Action or Simple Economics?
Anna Korppoo, Karl Upston-Hooper and Emilie Yliheljo

31. Climate Change Mitigation in India
Nidhi Srivastava

32. China’s Transition to Low Carbon Society : Drivers and Implementation Strategies
Jun Li

33. Climate Change Mitigation in South Africa
Happy Masondo, Faith Rambau

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