Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform

An International Law Response

Vernon JC Rive, AUT School of Law, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

This much-needed book provides an empirically-grounded, and theoretically informed account of international law sources, mechanisms, initiatives and institutions which address and affect the practice of subsidising fossil fuel consumption and production. Drawing on recent scholarship on emerging international governance mechanisms, ‘informal’ international law-making and regime interaction, it offers suggestions, and critiques suggestions of others, for how the international law framework could be employed more effectively and appropriately to respond to environmentally and fiscally harmful fossil fuel subsidies.

‘Why are countries still subsidising oil, gas and coal when climate change is upon us? By masterfully mapping and assessing trade, investment and other regimes of international law, as well as policy forums such as the G20, Vernon Rive provides crucial insights into fragmentation, forum shifting and prospects for reform.’
– Margaret Young, University of Melbourne, Australia

2019 320 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 088 6 £126.00 £90.00 $126.00 $140.00

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