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By Kati Kulovesi, Michael Mehling, Erkki J. Hollo (auth.), Erkki J. Hollo, Kati Kulovesi, Michael Mehling (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400754396

ISBN-13: 9789400754393

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Climate switch and the Law is the 1st scholarly attempt to systematically tackle doctrinal concerns on the topic of weather legislations as an emergent felony self-discipline. It assembles one of the most well-known specialists within the box to spot correct tendencies and customary topics from numerous geographic perspectives.

In a remarkably little while span, weather switch has develop into deeply embedded in very important components of the legislation. As an international problem calling for collective motion, weather swap has elicited large rulemaking on the foreign aircraft, percolating during the broader criminal procedure to the neighborhood, nationwide and native degrees. greater than different parts of legislations, the normative and useful framework devoted to weather swap has embraced new tools and softened conventional obstacles among formal and casual, private and non-private, important and procedural; so ubiquitous is the succeed in of appropriate ideas these days that students usually dedicate consciousness to the intersection of weather switch and extra confirmed fields of felony learn, reminiscent of overseas exchange law.

Climate switch and the Law explores the wealthy range of foreign, neighborhood, nationwide, sub-national and transnational felony responses to weather swap. Is weather legislations rising as a brand new criminal self-discipline? if that is so, what shared ambitions and ideas outline it? How does weather legislation relate to different components of legislation? Such questions lie on the center of this new publication, whose thirty chapters disguise doctrinal questions in addition to quite a number thematic and neighborhood case experiences. As Christiana Figueres, government Secretary of the United countries Framework conference on weather switch (UNFCCC), states in her preface, those chapters jointly offer a “review of the emergence of a brand new self-discipline, its middle rules and criminal thoughts, and its dating and power interplay with different disciplines.”

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Instrument Choice, supra, note 20, at 2. For instance, assuring a reasonable degree of fairness in the distribution of impacts, or ensuring political feasibility, often will require a sacrifice of cost-effectiveness. 24 Jan Tinbergen, On the Theory of Economic Policy (Amsterdam: North Holland, 1952). 25 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Instrument Mixes for Environmental Policy (Paris: OECD, 2007), at 27. 26 William A. Knudson, “The Environment, Energy, and the Tinbergen Rule”, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society (2008), at 308.

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While the first elements of a new area of law are arguably emerging in the shape of common principles and objectives for sustainable energy use, the countless rules devoted to climate change are still but loosely related and far from becoming a coherent normative framework. 1 Introduction With energy production and consumption accounting for a vast majority of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, climate policy invariably affects larger and also more sensitive areas of society, compelling change in nearly all domains of social behaviour and, notably, constraining economic activity at a much broader scale than any other area of environmental governance.

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