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European Climate and Clean Energy Law and Policy

By: Leonardo Massai

288 pages, diagrams, tables, graphs


Paperback | Sep 2011 | #194924 | ISBN-13: 9781849712040
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About this book

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)


Introduction to International and EU Environmental Law

The International Climate Change Regime
Objectives and Principles
Annex I and non-Annex I Parties
Institutional Structure
The Kyoto Protocol
Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
Flexible Mechanisms
Non-compliance Regime
Land-use, Land-use Change and Forestry (LULUCF)
The Marrakech Accords
COP and COP/MOP after 2001

The Bali Action Plan
On the Way to Copenhagen
COP15 and CMP5
The Copenhagen Accord
Post-2012 after Copenhagen

The European Community and the International Climate Regime
Article 4 Kyoto Protocol
EU Burden Sharing Agreement (BSA)
Council Decision 2002/358/EC
The New Member States

Foundations of EU climate and Clean Energy Policy and Law
EU and MS Competences
Mixed Agreements and International Law
Early Provisions
The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP I and II)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring and Reporting
Trends and projections
Mechanism for monitoring GHG emissions
Fluorinated and Other Gases

EU Emissions Trading system
Learning by Doing Phase (2005-2007)
Second Phase (2008-2012)
Registry Regulation

Linking Directive
Project Based Mechanisms (JI and CDM)
Emissions Trading Systems

Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources
Directive 2001/77/EC
Green Certificate System

Energy Efficiency
Energy Use and Services
Energy Labelling
White Certificate System

Transport Sector
Emissions from Passenger Cars
Road Transport
Fuels Quality
Aviation Emissions
Shipping and Maritime Emissions

Forestry Sector
Industrial Pollution
Combined Heat and Power

EU and post-2012
20 20 20 Commitment
Integrated Climate and Energy Package
Effort Sharing

EU ETS review
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Carbon Capture and Storage
Clean Energy
Third energy package
Energy taxation

Impacts and Adaptation

Climate Change Litigation


Papers and reports

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Leonardo Massai is a senior researcher and lecturer on EU law, International and European Environmental Law and Climate Change Law. He is also directly involved in the negotiations on the future of the international climate change regime under the UNFCCC.

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