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Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law

Barriers and Opportunities Edited by Rosemary Lyster, The University of Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney, Australia and Robert Verchick, Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law Loyola University New Orleans, Senior Fellow in Disaster Resilience Leadership, Tulane University, US
Through assessing climate disaster law in relation to international, public, private and environmental law this Research Handbook considers the unique challenges, barriers and opportunities that climate disasters pose for law and policy. Scientific and empirical evidence suggests that the laws addressing natural disasters cannot be adequately applied to disasters that are caused by climate change. Featuring contributions from leading international experts, this Handbook will be a useful resource for those with an interest in environmental law and international policy making.
Extent: c 432 pp
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Publication Date: June 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78643 002 1
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  • Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Disasters
  • Environmental Law
  • Law - Academic
  • Environmental Law
Contributors include: C.A. Arnold, C. Bakker, M. Burkett, S. Donald, J.D. Echeverria, D.A. Farber, M. Faure, M.B. Gerrard, Q. He, R. Kundis Craig, S. Kuo, D.A. Kysar, R. Lyster, T. Parejo-Navajas, J. Peel, L. Rajamani, S. Shapiro, T. Stephens, L.G. Sun, K. Tracy, R.R.M. Verchick, J. Verschuuren



Contents:

Introduction
Rosemary Lyster and Robert R. M. Verchick

PART I INTERNATIONAL LAW AND CLIMATE DISASTERS
1. Wishful Thinking? The Governance of Climate Change Related Disasters in the Anthropocene
Tim Stephens

2. The Principle of Common But Differentiated Responsibilities and Respective Capacities In the International Climate Change Regime
Lavanya Rajamani

3. The Evolving Nature of Sovereignty in the Context of Climate Change
Christine Bakker

4. International Environmental Law and Climate Disasters
Jacqueline Peel

5. Climate-induced displacement and climate disaster law: Barriers and Opportunities
Rosemary Lyster and Maxine Burkett

PART II PUBLIC LAW AND CLIMATE DISASTERS
6. Governance Principles and Climate Disasters: Constitutional and Administrative Law Issues
Daniel A. Farber

7. Disaster Law and Order
Lisa Grow Sun

8. Occupational Health and Safety Law
Sid Shapiro and Katherine Tracy

PART III ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND CLIMATE DISASTERS
9. Adaptive Law
Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold

10. Planning for Disaster
Robert R. M. Verchick

11. Building Law and Disasters
Teresa Parejo-Navajas and Michael B. Gerrard

12. The Uneasy Case for Disaster Buyouts
Susan S. Kuo

13. Water Law and Climate Disasters
Robin Kundis Craig

14. Protecting the Power Grid from Climate Disaster
Rosemary Lyster and Robert R. M. Verchick

15. The Law of the Polar Bear
John Copeland Nagle

16. Agriculture, Climate disasters and the Law
Jonathan Verschuuren

PART IV PRIVATE LAW AND CLIMATE DISASTERS
17. Tort Law and Normative Rupture
R. Henry Weaver and Douglas A. Kysar

18. Climate Change and Property Law
John D. Echeverria

19. Private Law and Climate Disasters: Insurance Law
Michael Faure and Qihao He

20. Climate Change and Fiduciary Investors: Weathering a Disaster Scenario
M. Scott Donald

Index