424 pages, illustrations
Local Climate Change Law examines the role of local government, especially within cities, in addressing climate change through legal, policy, planning and other tools. This timely study offers a multi-jurisdictional perspective, featuring international contributors who examine both theoretical and practical dimensions of how localities are addressing climate mitigation and adaptation in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, South Africa and the United States, as well as considering the place of localities in global climate law agreements and transnational networks.
Written from a multi-disciplinary perspective, Local Climate Change Law will appeal to academics, post-graduate and undergraduate students in law and political science, local and national government policy-makers and politicians, as well as practising local government lawyers. Anyone with a general interest in environmental issues all also find much to interest them in this insightful study.
PART I: FRAMEWORK FOR LOCAL CLIMATE CHANGE LAW
1. Local Climate Change Law Benjamin J. Richardson
2. Transnational Voluntary Climate Change Initiatives for Local Governments: Key Variables, Drivers and Likely Effects Stepan Wood and Kevin Thompson
PART II: LOCAL CLIMATE ACTION IN NORTH AMERICA
3. Local Climate Law and Multilevel Governance in North America Scott Pasternack
4. Suburban Climate Change Efforts in Minnesota: Implications for Multi-level Mitigation Strategies Hari M. Osofsky
5. US Municipal Climate Plans: What Role Will Cities Play in Climate Change Mitigation? Melissa Powers
6. Local Solutions to a Global Problem? Climate Change Policymaking in Vancouver Beth Schwartz
7. Climate Governance at the Municipal Level in Canada: A Case Study of Mitigation Efforts in Halifax Meinhard Doelle and Kaija Belfry Munroe
8. Measuring Climate Action in Vancouver, Canada: Comparing a City's Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Protocols to the Inventory of Consumption Jennie Moore
9. Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change Policies: A Comparative Assessment of Indigenous Governance Models in Canada Sophie Theriault
PART III: LOCAL CLIMATE ACTION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
10. Local Climate Action in the European Union Marjan Peeters
11. Climate Governance in China: Using the 'Iron Hand' Jolene Lin
12. Legal Frameworks for Local Adaptation in Australia: The Role of Local Government in Water Governance in a Climate Change Era Lee Godden
13. Climate Governance in South African Municipalities: Opportunities and Obstacles for Local Government Anel du Plessis
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