Essential EU Climate Law

Edited by Edwin Woerdman, Associate Professor of Law and Economics and Co-director, Groningen Centre of Energy Law, Martha Roggenkamp, Professor of Energy Law, Groningen Centre of Energy Law and Marijn Holwerda, Legal Counsel, NV Nederlandse Gasunie and Fellow, Groningen Centre of Energy Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Written by some of the key thinkers on EU climate law from the University of Groningen, this innovative textbook takes a broad approach to climate law and presents all available legal instruments to combat climate change, ranging from greenhouse gas emissions trading to the use of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency mechanisms. After providing a definition of climate law, the book examines the main climate targets and instruments of the EU. Their impact on energy network management, competitiveness and multi-level governance is also discussed.

‘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

‘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

‘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

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