International Climate Change Law -

International Climate Change Law

By Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnee, Lavanya Rajamani



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Written by three experts in the field, this text provides a comprehensive overview of international climate change law. Climate change is one of the fundamental challenges facing the world today, and is the cause of significant international concern. In response, states have created an international climate regime. The treaties that comprise the regime - the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and the 2015 Paris Agreement establish a system of governance to address climate change and its impacts. This book provides a clear analytical guide to the climate regime, as well as other relevant international legal rules.International Climate Change Law begins by locating international climate change law within the broader context of international law and international environmental law. It considers the evolution of the international climate change regime, and the process of law-making that has led to it. It examines the key provisions of the Framework Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. It analyses the principles and obligations that underpin the climate regime, as well as the elaborate institutional and governance architecture that has been created at successive international conferences to develop commitments and promote transparency and compliance. The final two chapters address the polycentric nature of international climate change law, as well as the intersections of international climate change law with other areas of international regulation. This book is an essential introduction to international climate change law for students, scholars and negotiators.KEY FEATURESComprehensive overview of international climate change law offering a perfect introduction to the field for studentsAssesses all of the relevant international instruments and conventions dealing with climate changeExplores the intersections between climate change law and human rights law, migration law, and trade lawProvides detailed footnotes and a select bibliography offering references to wider academic sources for advanced study and research

Product code: 9780199664306

ISBN 9780199664306
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW164xS22
No. Of Pages 416
Publisher Oxford University Press
A perfect introduction to climate change law, this textbook offers students and scholars an overview of the international law governing this fundamental issue. It demonstrates how to interpret the language used in the applicable instruments and conventions, and sets climate change law in its broader international legal context.