Promoting Renewable Energy

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Promoting Renewable Energy

The Mutual Supportiveness of Climate and Trade Law

9781803920771 Edward Elgar Publishing
Alessandro Monti, Assistant Professor of Energy and Sustainability Law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Publication Date: May 2023 ISBN: 978 1 80392 077 1 Extent: c 256 pp
This incisive book examines the interaction between international climate law and international trade law for the promotion of renewable energy. Alessandro Monti utilises the emerging principle of mutual supportiveness to inform and guide his analysis of the specific interactions between climate and trade law in the renewable energy sector.

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This incisive book examines the interaction between international climate law and international trade law for the promotion of renewable energy. Alessandro Monti utilizes the emerging principle of mutual supportiveness to inform and guide his analysis of the specific interactions between climate and trade law in the renewable energy sector.

The book makes a meaningful contribution to the literature within public international law, engaging with scholarly discourse on the fragmentation of international law and providing an in-depth analysis of the theoretical context against which the principle of mutual supportiveness is emerging. Chapters examine the WTO jurisprudence on renewable energy subsidies, propose specific solutions to improve the alignment between climate and trade law, and build a case for the development of climate-friendly trade policies. Taking account of the multifaceted interactions between international climate and trade law, Monti highlights the implications of trade disputes on renewable energy and the promotion of climate objectives.

Addressing the specialized legal regimes of both climate and trade law, Promoting Renewable Energy will prove a valuable resource to students and scholars of environmental, trade, and energy law. International policy officers, legal practitioners and NGOs working on climate, trade and energy policies will also benefit from its examination of relevant legal frameworks.
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‘Alessandro Monti’s Promoting Renewable Energy takes us to the center of the battle to address climate change – the policy push to establish a renewable energy economy. With deep insight and careful analysis of how international trade law intersects with the global climate change regime, Professor Monti lays out a principle of “mutual supportiveness” that might reduce trade disputes related to clean energy and pave the way for success in achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Essential reading for trade and climate change policymakers, lawyers, scholars, and all those who care about a sustainable future.’
– Dan Esty, Yale University, US

‘The transition to net zero requires action from all sorts of international institutions, including international trade law. Alessandro Monti’s timely account of trade law’s role in promoting renewable energy offers a rich analysis of the extent to which climate and trade rules can be considered mutually supportive, and offers clear suggestions for reform.’
– Harro van Asselt, University of Eastern Finland Law School, Finland
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