1. Elgar Studies in Climate Law

    series editor: Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of International and European Environmental Law, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

    Climate change and responses to climate change are having an increasing effect on economic activities and peoples’ lives. Across the globe, scholars are studying what these impacts mean or should mean for law. As a consequence, climate law is rapidly developing as a new and complex field of law, marked by the interactions of diverse areas such as migration law, human rights law, agricultural law, energy law, trade law, company law, tort law, insurance law, nature conservation law, marine law and so forth. This series publishes high quality scholarly works that make an essential and innovative contribution to the development of legal thinking on climate law and thus help us to understand how we can protect tomorrow’s society against the consequences of climate change.

Books in this series

  1. Climate Change and Catastrophe Management in a Changing China

    Climate Change and Catastrophe Management in a Changing China

    Qihao He
    China is the largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world and also suffers from devastating climate catastrophes. Increasingly, policymakers in China have come to realize that government alone cannot adequately prevent or defray climate-related disaster risks. This book contends that a better way to manage catastrophe risk in China is through private insurance rather than directly through the Chinese government. In addition, private insurance could function as a substitute for, or complement to, government regulation of catastrophe risks by causing policyholders to take greater precautions to reduce climate change risks. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. The Concept of Climate Migration

    The Concept of Climate Migration

    Benoît Mayer
    This timely book offers a unique interdisciplinary inquiry into the prospects of different political narratives on climate migration. It identifies the essential angles on climate migration – the humanitarian narrative, the migration narrative and the climate change narrative – and assesses their prospects. The author contends that although such arguments will influence global governance, they will not necessarily achieve what advocates hope for. He discusses how the weaknesses of the concept of ‘climate migration’ are likely to be utilized in favour of repressive policies against migration or for the defence of industrial nations against perceived threats from the Third World. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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