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Climate Change And Sustainable Development

Author : Malcolm Dowden
ISBN : 9781135333348
Genre : Law
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With the profile of environmental issues at an all-time high, this book provides a much needed examination of the related effects of these issues on the property industry. Within the property industry at the moment it is difficult to assume an overview of these issues, and to properly assess the implications of climate change for commercial property. This is the first book that pulls together the different elements of climate change into one coherent argument, explaining what needs to be done to ensure the future of the property market. The main issues discussed are: mitigation, adaptation, energy efficiency and property valuation, in addition to providing informed commentary on the laws and practical guidance to practitioners.

The World Bank Legal Review Volume 5

Author : Hassane Cisse
ISBN : 9781464800382
Genre : Law
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This volume explores the potentially transformative role of effective laws and legal institutions in providing people with more opportunity that is both inclusive and equitable.

Climate Change And International Trade

Author : Rafael Leal-Arcas
ISBN : 9781781956090
Genre : Law
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Rafael Leal-Arcas expertly examines the interface of climate change mitigation and international trade law with a view to addressing the question: How can we make best use of the international trading system experience to aim at a global climate change agreement? The insightful book contributes to developing the architecture for a post- 2012 global climate agreement and, in doing so, seeks and proposes new approaches to climate change mitigation by linking it to the international trade system. The author suggests the adoption of a bottom-up approach to climate change negotiations by using the evolution of multilateral trade agreements as a model for reaching a global climate treaty. He discusses the innovative approach of inserting climate goals within regional trade agreements, given their proliferation – especially bilateral – in the international trading system. He explains the trade implications of climate change mitigation policies by analyzing a couple of areas where the international regimes for trade and climate change mitigation may potentially clash. Climate Change and International Trade will strongly appeal to undergraduate and graduate students of international and European trade law, international and European environmental law as well as social science academics. NGOs, think tanks, practitioners, researchers, and international organizations will also find plenty of valuable information in this timely resource.

Climate Change Law And Policy

Author : Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne
ISBN : 9780199553419
Genre : Law
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Existing climate change governance regimes in the US and the EU contain complex mixtures of regulatory, market, voluntary, and research-based strategies. The EU has adopted an approach to climate change that is based on mandatory greenhouse gas emission reductions; it is grounded in 'hard' law measures and accompanied by 'soft' law measures at the regional and Member State level. In contrast, until recently, the US federal government has carefully avoided mandatory emission reduction obligations and focused instead on employing a variety of 'soft' measures to encourage - rather than mandate - greenhouse gas emission reductions in an economically sound, market-driven manner. These macro level differences are critical yet they mask equally important transatlantic policy convergences. The US and the EU are pivotal players in the development of the international climate change regime. How these two entities structure climate change laws and policies profoundly influences the shape and success of climate change laws and policies at multiple levels of governance. This book suggests that the overall structures and processes of climate change law and policy-making in the US and the EU are intricately linked to international policy-making and, thus, the long-term success of global efforts to address climate change. Accordingly, the book analyses the content and process of climate change law and policy-making in the US and the EU to reveal policy convergences and divergences, and to examine how these convergences and divergences impact the ability of the global community to structure a sustainable, effective and equitable long-term climate strategy.

The Oxford Handbook Of International Climate Change Law

Author : Kevin R. Gray
ISBN : 9780199684601
Genre : Law
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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. This book 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. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of international climate change law. It provides readers with diverse perspectives, bringing together interpretations from different disciplines, countries, and cultures.

International Law And Sustainable Development

Author : Nico J. Schrijver
ISBN : 9789004141735
Genre : Law
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Schrijver (Vrije U., Amsterdam) and Weiss (U. of Amsterdam) have both served on committees of the International Law Association (ILA).

Sustainable Development In The European Union

Author : Matthew Humphreys
ISBN : 1317047907
Genre : Environmental law
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Sustainable development : concept, principles, and practice -- The concept of sustainable development : its evolution on the international plane -- Sustainable development : contest and debate of meaning -- Sustainable development : legal context and application -- Precautionary principle -- The polluter pays principle -- Public participation -- The international context of sustainable development -- Sustainable development and general principles of EU law -- Principled-based sustainable development in EU law -- General principles in EU law and sustainable development -- Subsidiarity as a general principle in EU law -- Proportionality as a general principle in EU law -- EU sustainable development in subsidiarity and proportionality : legal procedural impact -- The legal effect of EU principle-based sustainable development -- Sustainability in subsidiarity and proportionality : procedural impact -- The precautionary principle and sustainability in EU environmental protection -- Precautionary approach to environmental protection -- EU environmental protection and precaution - law, policy, and practice -- The polluter pays principle : economic aspects of sustainability the EU -- The polluter pays principle and sustainable development -- The polluter pays and economic regulation in EU law, policy, and practice -- The polluter pays in EU law and policy -- The polluter pays principle and economic regulation in practice -- Transport policy -- Common agricultural policy -- Competition and state aid -- Critical review of polluter pays approaches to policy -- Public participation and access rights in EU law -- Public participation principle and sustainable development -- The Arhus Convention on Public Participation and Social Justice -- Right to information - Pillar I -- Procedural rights - Pillar 2 -- Access to justice - Pillar 3 -- Arhus' access rights in EU law, policy, and practice -- Application of 'access to justice' rights in the EU -- Access to justice case law -- Critical review of access rights approach to EU sustainability policy -- Sustainable development in EU external relations -- Sustainable development as an international issue for the EU -- The EU's presence in the international arena : on climate change -- EU promoting sustainable development -- Sustainable development and key actors on the international stage -- The World Trade Organization (WTO) -- Other key actors' role in sustainable development -- The United States -- China -- Russia -- India -- Brazil

Mainstreaming Climate Change In Development Cooperation

Author : Nicolien van der Grijp
ISBN : 9781139486064
Genre : Political Science
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Climate change, development and development cooperation are, individually and jointly, three politically sensitive, complex issues, especially in the context of relations between developed and developing countries. This book tackles these issues by combining theoretical, political, and practical perspectives, analysing the dominant paradigms and exploring the meaning of the concept of mainstreaming. At the practical level, it presents the results of case studies focusing on assistance provided by the European Union and key member states and the climate needs articulated by developing countries. At the political level, it highlights the sensitivities between developed and developing countries and examines the mainstreaming debate in various fora. This book is valuable for policymakers, academics, politicians and non-state actors working in the fields of development studies, international law, politics, international relations, economics, climate change, and environmental studies.

Distributional Choices In Eu Climate Change Law And Policy

Author : Javier De Cendra de Larragán
ISBN : 9789041133373
Genre : Political Science
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Climate change policy inevitably has two core components: the goals, and the means chosen to pursue those goals. Decisions on goals and means necessarily have distributional consequences. Any policy choice generates winners and losers. While this outcome cannot be avoided - even doing nothing leads to distributional consequences - policymakers can, through the choice, design and implementation of policies, shape to some extent the distribution of the burdens of mitigation and adaptation to climate change. In greater depth than any previous legal study in the field, this book deals with the way in which the European Union (EU) has dealt with climate change and with the distribution of the benefits and costs of climate change mitigation policies among affected parties. With extraordinary thoroughness the author assesses the legality of choices made (particularly concerning mitigation targets and timelines), and examines the role that legal principles can play in the adoption, interpretation, and judicial testing of distributional choices. His analysis of the tension between such choices and EU law is bolstered by an exploration of emerging legal principles which could provide additional guidance in this challenging and controversial area. Among the core issues dealt with are the following: relationship among mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development; regulations as means to make distributional choices distributional choices between generations and the principle of intergenerational justice distributional choices concerning firms and individuals the participation of affected parties in distributional choices access to justice in EU courts to challenge violations of procedural environmental rights the role of legal principles in making, evaluating and testing distributional choices the principle of proportionality with its tests of appropriateness and necessity; the principle of equality; the precautionary principle; the principle of prevention; the polluter pays principle; A concluding chapter offers deeply informed recommendations regarding the design of EU climate change law, including a preliminary assessment of EU wide personal carbon trading. In its insightful illumination of how the inevitable trade-offs, weaknesses, inconsistencies and ambiguities in the way law deals with distributional choices renders them vulnerable to external pressures, this book will be of enormous value to regulators and policymakers concerned with effective, efficient, and fair climate change measures. As a critical assessment of existing EU climate change laws and policies, and as a systematic analysis of the problem of burden sharing, this book will also prove highly valuable to academics in environmental fields of study.

Sustainable Development Policy Directory

Author : W. Alan Strong
ISBN : 9781405173391
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This Directory means that a whole range of built environment professionals need never be caught out by the perversities of policy – in its formulation or on its journey into the real life of you and me. To have in one place the means of not only burrowing down into any one policy, but also of exploring the interconnections is a precious resource for any professional - ‘sustainability literate’ or not. Today, nobody who delivers our built environment can be excused from taking responsibility for the future. Armed with this Directory their contribution can only be made more effective. Sara Parkin OBE Forum for the Future This desk-top reference on sustainable development provides essential information for all who need to be up-to-date and familiar with the implications of the legal, fiscal and planning frameworks around the global and local sustainability agenda. It is relevant to a range of organisations and individuals - from national and local authorities, professional bodies, built environment professions, academia, environmental consultancies, non-governmental organisations and others. Carefully designed to facilitate access for a diverse range of stakeholders, it covers international, European, British and local policies in key built environment themes, and develops their inter-relationship to sustainable development. The Directory addresses each theme in a series of tables which summarise the policy purpose and also provide web-links to view the specific policy documents. The themes covered are: · Biodiversity · Climate Change · Construction · Energy · Environment · Planning · Pollution · Social Issues · Sustainable Development Policy and Practice · Transport · Urban Development · Waste Management · Water Other books of interest: The Green Guide to Specification Anderson ISBN: 1405119616 Smart & Sustainable Built Environments Yang Hardback ISBN: 1405124229 Sustainable Property Development Keeping Paperback ISBN: 0632058048 Previously Developed Land Syms Paperback 1405106972 Evaluating Sustainable Development Brandon 0632064862 Cover design by Garth Stewart www.thatconstructionsite.com

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