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Essential EU Climate Law

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Essential EU Climate Law

2nd edition

9781788971294 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Edwin Woerdman, Professor of Markets and Regulation and Co-director, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, Martha Roggenkamp, Professor of Energy Law and Director, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, University of Groningen and Marijn Holwerda, Legal Counsel, NV Nederlandse Gasunie and Fellow, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Sustainability, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Publication Date: September 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78897 129 4 Extent: c 368 pp
Written by leading scholars of EU climate law from the University of Groningen, chapters address the relevant directives and regulations, examining their implementation and impact on current policy and academic debate. The textbook introduces the main climate mitigation targets and instruments of the EU, analysing all available legal instruments to mitigate climate change, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions trading to the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency mechanisms. In addition, the book provides an analysis of some overarching issues, such as the impact of climate law on energy network regulation, multi-level governance and protection of human rights.

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This thoroughly revised second edition provides an up-to-date account of essential EU climate mitigation law, analysing an area that remains one of the most dynamic areas of EU law. Special attention is paid to the energy sector and to the impact of climate law on broader legal issues, such as energy network regulation and human rights.

Written by leading scholars of EU climate law from the University of Groningen, the book addresses the relevant directives and regulations, examining their implementation and impact on current policy and academic debate. Chapters guide the reader through key topics including the EU emissions trading system, carbon capture and storage, and the regulation of fluorinated gases.

Key features of the second edition include:
• A clear and accessible introduction to EU climate mitigation law
• Comprehensive coverage of the climate targets and instruments of the EU
• Special focus on the relationship between climate law and energy law
• New classroom questions to stimulate further discussion and debate
• Educational design based on reviews by climate law students and lecturers.

Combining educational design and analytical accuracy, this textbook will be an indispensable guide for both students and professionals. It is highly recommended for courses on EU climate mitigation law, as well as climate law, energy law, environmental law and EU law.
Critical Acclaim
Acclaim for the first edition:

‘It establishes the foundation for an understanding of climate change law within the EU and would be of use to those who need to follow, understand and implement the measures described. . . this is an extremely useful resource, demonstrating good value for money.’
– Gina Nason, Emerald Insight, UK

‘Woerdman, Roggenkamp and Holwerda have written a comprehensive and readable introduction to EU climate law. All targets and instruments of the EU to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are investigated, including related issues such as energy network management. Useful for every reader from undergraduates to professors and policymakers, this volume ought to be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in climate change mitigation policy.’
– Daniel H. Cole, Indiana University, US

‘We highly recommended this introductory text for courses covering EU climate mitigation law, and for those involved in the context of broader curricula on climate law, energy law and EU law in general as these areas of law emerged as major subjects in their own right in the next few years.’
– The Barrister Magazine
Contributors
Contributors include: Kars de Graaf, Lea Diestelmeier, Joris Gazendam, Marlies Hesselman, Marijn Holwerda, Romain Mauger, Martha Roggenkamp, Lorenzo Squintani, Florian Stangl, Hanna Tolsma, Hans Vedder, Edwin Woerdman, Olivia Woolley

This title is available for institutional purchase via Elgaronline.

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