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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

2nd edition

9781839101588 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Leonie Reins, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, Tilburg Law School and Jonathan Verschuuren, Tilburg Law School, the Netherlands
Publication Date: September 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 158 8 Extent: c 576 pp
This meticulously revised second edition provides a comparative overview of climate change mitigation issues and international regulatory approaches, bringing together expert contributors to analyse key sectors such as energy, transport, cities, industry, land use, agriculture and waste.

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This meticulously revised second edition provides a comparative overview of climate change mitigation issues and international regulatory approaches, bringing together expert contributors to analyse key sectors such as energy, transport, cities, industry, land use, agriculture and waste.

Governments around the world have been investigating techniques to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Research Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments, as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world, to propose more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation. As well as taking stock of the current and proposed legal instruments, the book investigates the wider policy and economic aspects of coping with climate change. It provides a comparative overview of key issues across Europe, the United States, Asia-Pacific and the BRICS countries, and discusses domestic, regional and international law and governance. Important issues such as carbon trading, financing and litigation are also addressed.

This timely Research Handbook will be an authoritative resource for scholars of climate change law and policy, whilst also providing a rigorous overview for upper-level students. Policymakers will gain insights from the comparative perspectives, and practitioners will appreciate the broad range of practical issues addressed.
Critical Acclaim
‘This book is unique in its kind as it brings together an amazing amount of experts in the field and at the same time it provides up-to-date and relevant information on climate change mitigation law. A must for every scholar and policymaker interested in climate change law and policy.’
– Michael G. Faure, LL.M, Maastricht University and Erasmus School of Law Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Contributors
Contributors include: Md Tanveer Ahmad, Mariam Al Zarkani, Luna Aristei, Cinnamon Carlarne, Nicolas de Sadeleer, David Driesen, Katrina Fischer Kuh, Paul Fitzgerald, Oliver Fuo, Andrew Gilder, Tracy Hester, Kateryna Holzer, Lina Jbara, Kati Kulovesi, Michael Charles Leach, Rafael Leal-Arcas, Bingyu Liu, Marianna Margaritidou, Michael Mehling, Delphine Misonne, Ruqaya Mohamed Mubwana, Patrick Parenteau, Roy Andrew Partain, Marjan Peeters, Sirja-Leena Penttinen, Medhi Piri, Leonie Reins, Olivia Rumble, Jeffrey Smith, Debora Sotto, Harro van Asselt, Geert van Calster, Angela van der Berg, Jonathan Verschuuren, Stefan Weishaar, Kirsten Williams, Alexander Zahar, Cathrin Zengerling, Juliana Zuluaga Madrid





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Contents

PART I CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION LAW –
ARCHITECTURE AND GOVERNANCE
1 Climate change mitigation and the role of law 2
Leonie Reins and Jonathan Verschuuren
2 The evolving architecture of global climate law 17
Harro van Asselt, Michael Mehling and Kati Kulovesi
3 Climate change mitigation and the precautionary principle 43
Nicolas de Sadeleer

PART II CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION LAW AND POLICY IN
THE REGIONS
4 The European Union and its rule-creating force on the European
continent for moving to climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest 58
Marjan Peeters and Delphine Misonne
5 Climate change mitigation law and policy in the United States and Canada 102
Katrina Fischer Kuh and Michael Charles Leach
6 Climate change mitigation law and policy in Central and South America 137
Juliana Zuluaga Madrid
7 Climate change mitigation law and policy in the Asia-Pacific 155
Alexander Zahar
8 Climate change mitigation law and policy in the Middle East 178
Mehdi Piri
9 Climate change mitigation law and policy in the BRICS 195
Rafael Leal-Arcas, Mariam Al Zarkani, Lina Jbara, Ruqaya Mohamed
Mubwana, Marianna Margaritidou and Angela van der Berg
10 Climate change mitigation law and policy in Africa 239
Olivia Rumble and Andrew Gilder

PART III OVERARCHING LEGAL TOOLS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
MITIGATION
11 Climate finance after Paris 262
David Driesen and Cinnamon Carlarne
12 Incentivizing carbon transition – a comparison of carbon trading in the
EU and China 282
Stefan E. Weishaar, Kateryna Holzer and Bingyu Liu
13 Climate litigation in the context of mitigation: an evolving jurisprudence 306
Patrick Parenteau
PART IV SECTORS
14 Regulatory and policy instruments to promote decarbonization in the
energy sector 337
Sirja-Leena Penttinen
15 Transportation’s trinity and climate change mitigation 362
Tanveer Ahmad, Paul Fitzgerald and Jeffrey J. Smith
16 Cities and climate change mitigation law from a polycentric and
comparative perspective 398
Cathrin Zengerling, Debora Sotto and Oliver Fuo
17 Agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) 432
Jonathan Verschuuren
18 Addressing climate change mitigation in the industrial sector:
regulatory insights from social choice theory and anticommons decision
structures 456
Roy Andrew Partain
19 Waste management 481
Geert Van Calster and Luna Aristei
20 Greenhouse gas removal 501
Tracy Hester and Kirsten Williams

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