Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and has become one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. The radical changes which both developed and developing countries will need to make, in economic and in legal terms, to respond to climate change are unprecedented. International law, including treaty regimes, institutions, and customary international law, needs to address the myriad challenges and consequences of climate change, including variations in the weather patterns, sea level rise, and the resulting migration of peoples.
The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law provides an unprecedented and authoritative overview of all aspects of international climate change law as it currently stands, with guidance for how it should develop in the future. Over forty leading scholars and practitioners set out a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues that surround this vitally important but still emerging area of international law. The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law addresses the major legal dimensions of the problems caused by climate change: not only in the content and nature of the international legal frameworks, which need implementation at the national level, but also the development of carbon trading systems as a means of reducing the costs of meeting emission reduction targets. After an introduction to the field, the Handbook assesses the relevant institutions, the key applicable principles of international law, the international mitigation regime and its consequences, and climate change litigation, before providing perspectives focused upon specific countries or regions.
Part I - Introduction
1: Cinnamon Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, and Richard Tarasofsky: International Climate Change Law - Mapping An Emerging Field of International Law
2: Alan Boyle & Navraj Singh Ghaleigh: Climate Change and its Place in the Corpus of International Environmental Law
3: Navraj Singh Ghaleigh: Science and Climate Change Law - the Role of the IPPC in International Decision-Making
4: Navraj Singh Ghaleigh: Economics and International Climate Change Law
Part II - Institutional
5: David Freestone: 5.e UNFCCC The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - the Basis for the Climate Change Regime
6: Sebastian Oberthür: Compliance under a post-2020 Climate Regime
7: Alexander Thompson: Financing and Investment on Climate Change
Part III - Climate Change - Principles and emerging norms concepts in International Law
8: Jonathan Wiener: Precaution
9: Catherine Redgwell: Inter-generational Equity
10: Friedrich Soltau: Common Concern of Humankind
11: John Knox: Human Rights Principles and Climate Change
Part IV - Setting up the International Mitigation Regime: contents and consequences
12: Shi Ling Hsu: International Market Mechanisms
13: Michael Mehling: Legal Frameworks for Linking National ET Regimes
14: Andrew Shoyer, Jung-ui Sul and Colette van der Ven: Carbon Leakage and the Migration of Private CO2 Emitters to Other Jurisdictions
15: Francesco Sindico: National Measures and WTO Consistency
16: Harro van Asselt: The Design and Implementation of Greenhouse Gas Emm issions Trading
17: Martijn Wilder and Lauren Drake: International Law and the Renewable Energy Sector
18: Joshua Sarnoff: Intellectual Property and Climate Change, with an Emphasis on Patents and Technology Transfer
Part V - Climate Change Litigation
19: Roda Verheyen & Cathrin Zengerling: International Dispute Settlement
20: Timothy Meyer: The Role of Science in Adducing Evidence of Climate Change
21: Christina Voigt: Climate Change and Damages
22: Philippe Cullet: Human Rights and Climate Change Litigation
Part VI - Living with Climate Change and Climate Change Adaption Measures
23: Jane McAdam: Climate Change related Displacement of Persons
24: Josh Eagle and Rashid Sumaila: Climate, Oceans and the Law of Special and General Adaptation
25: Charlotte Streck & Darragh Conway: Forestry and Agriculture under the UNFCCC: A Jigsaw Waiting to be Assembled?
26: Dan Farber: Climate Change & Disaster Law
Part VII - Regional and Country-Specific Perspectives
27: Michael Gerrard: United States Climate Change Law
28: Alex Wang: Climate Change Law and Policy in China
29: Sanja Bogojevic: European Union Climate Change Law: Biting or Hiding?
30: Deepa Badrinarayana: Climate Change Law and Policy in India
31: Anna Korppoo, Max Gutbrod, and Sergei Sitnikov: Russian Law on Climate Change
32: Karen Alvarenga de Oliveira: Climate Change Law and Policy in Brazil
33: Joyeeta Gupta Patricia Kameri-Mbote: The Least Developed Countries and Climate Change Law
34: Espen Ronneberg: Small Islands and the Big Issue: Climate Change and the Role of the Alliance of Small Island States - A Historical Perspective
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Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne is Associate Professor of Law at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Moritz Faculty, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. From 2006-2008, Professor Carlarne was the Harold Woods Research Fellow in Environmental Law at Wadham College, Oxford, where she was a member of the law faculty and the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. She previously taught at the University of Cincinnati Center for Environmental Studies. Prior to joining the University of Cincinnati, she was an associate attorney in the Energy, Land Use, and Environment section at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C. Her scholarship focuses on the evolution of system of domestic and international environmental governance.
Kevin R. Gray, LL.M. is a Senior Policy Analyst at Environment Canada in the Trade and Environment Branch. He is an international lawyer and academic, having taught at the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has also been a research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.
Richard Tarasofsky is the Head of the Sustainable Development Programme at at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London in the UK. The Programme is one of the world's leading interdisciplinary research centres for a wide range of major international environmental, business, and energy policy issues. Prior to joining Chatham House in January 2004, Mr. Tarasofsky worked in private practice as an international lawyer specialising in sustainable development, working with governments, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations around the world. His areas of expertise include the sustainable development aspects of globalization, global governance, intellectual property rights, biodiversity, forests, marine environment - at both international and European levels. Mr. Tarasofsky also worked from 1993-1998 as a Legal Officer at the Environmental Law Centre of IUCN - The World Conservation Union.