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The participation of the European Community and the Member States in international climate change policy is a complex issue. This book provides a clear guide to the subject which will help students and professionals alike to interpret and easily navigate to the information they require. Setting out by explaining the foundations of European climate and clean energy law and policy, and the position of the European Community in the international climate dialogue. It then goes on to provide a unique commented overview of legislation and policy adopted since the early 1990s. Key topics covered include: The EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the Linking directive; greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting; electricity from renewable energy sources; energy efficiency; land, marine and air transport ; fluorinated and other gases; carbon capture and storage - post-2012 phase; impacts and adaptation; climate change litigation; and, compliance. It concludes with a full review of relevant literature.
The author should be congratulated for bringing together all the complex EU policies and laws relating to climate change in a comprehensive and accessible way. This study will be invaluable for lawyers, policy-makers, and indeed anyone concerned with the key environmental challenge facing Europe and the rest of the world.
- Richard Macrory, Professor of Environmental Law, University College, London
"This book is a unique and innovative compilation of information on climate change and clean energy law and policy in Europe, thus contributing to fill the lack of clarity, uniformity and clearness on the matter due to the continuous proliferation of official and unofficial sources dealing with climate change."
- Prof. Jan H. Jans, University of Groningen
"This book, written by one of the leading European experts in the field, offers a complete and comprehensive, even digital, overview of the EU policy and legislation regarding climate change and renewable ernergy. Highly recommendable!"
- Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Universities of Leuven and Dundee, and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU)
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