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Climate Change Law

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Climate Change Law

An Introduction

9781839101298 Edward Elgar Publishing
Karl S. Coplan, Professor of Law, Shelby D. Green, Professor of Law, Katrina Fischer Kuh, Professor of Law, Smita Narula, Haub Distinguished Professor of International Law, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, US, Karl R. Rábago, Principal, Rábago Energy LLC, US and Radina Valova Regulatory Vice President, Interstate Renewable Energy Council, US
Publication Date: December 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 129 8 Extent: c 224 pp
This timely and incisive book combines an introduction to the core legal and policy issues presented by climate change with a deeper analysis of decisions that will define the path forward. Offering a guide to key terms, concepts, and legal principles in the field, this book will help readers develop a sophisticated perspective on issues central to climate change law and policy.

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This timely and incisive book combines an introduction to the core legal and policy issues presented by climate change with a deeper analysis of decisions that will define the path forward. Offering a guide to key terms, concepts, and legal principles in the field, this book will help readers develop a sophisticated perspective on issues central to climate change law and policy.

Building a pathway to literacy in climate change policy, chapters provide an accessible overview of key energy regulations and laws governing energy projects, legal mechanisms to regulate GHG emissions, and the role of state and local governments in developing mitigation and adaptation policy, particularly in the building and transportation sectors. The authors highlight the relationship between human rights and climate change using the framework of human rights law, analyze the use of litigation to compel climate change mitigation and adaptation and suggest ways to achieve international cooperation.

Providing a deep understanding of ongoing debates about the design and implementation of climate change law and policy, this book will be an essential resource for students and researchers of environmental and climate change law, governance, and regulation. It will also be useful for policymakers and practitioners in the field for its practical insights into future developments and solutions.
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‘Both lawyers and non-lawyers often ask me what to read for a concise introduction to the U.S. and international laws that are relevant to climate change. Now I have something to enthusiastically recommend. This book is a terrific primer on a complex and rapidly evolving area of law. It shows how courts, legislatures, and executives are addressing (or not) one of humanity's greatest challenges. Even experts will find it a useful refresher.’
– Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia Law School, US

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