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Focus on International Climate Change Law

 

This week we are putting the spotlight on climate change law. Climate change is one of the fundamental challenges facing the world today, and is the cause of significant international concern. Learn more about the legal instruments and sources that govern the international response to climate change, from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement, protection of endangered species and marine mammal conservation, to rising sea levels and warming seas.   

Explore the following materials relating to the legal aspects of climate change, which have been made freely available for a limited time:


Chapter 1 and Chapter 6 on the Kyoto Protocol from International Climate Change Law by Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, and Lavanya Rajamani

Part I Introduction, Ch.1 International Climate Change Law: Mapping The Field from The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law, edited by Cinnamon P. Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray, Richard Tarasofsky

Chapter 6 Analysis of the Provisions of the Agreement, 6 Contextual Provisions (Preamble and Article 1) by María Pía Carazo, from The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Analysis and Commentary, edited by Daniel Klein, María Pía Carazo, Meinhard Doelle, Jane Bulmer, Andrew Higham

Peter H. Sand’s article on
Endangered Species, International Protection, from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Chapter 34 Warming Waters and Souring Seas: Climate Change and Ocean Acidification by Tim Stephens, from The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea, edited by Donald R. Rothwell, Alex G. Oude Elferink, Karen N. Scott, Tim Stephens

Chapter 1 The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development from The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary, edited by Jorge E. Viñuales

Chapter 4 Living Resources and Protection of the Environment on the Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles, from The Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles: Rights and Responsibilities by Joanna Mossop

Chapter 1, Part I Marine Environmental Law, s.A General, 1 State Jurisdiction in Relation to the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment by Maria Gavouneli, from The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume III: Marine Environmental Law and International Maritime Security Law, edited by David Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman Martinez, Riyaz Hamza

Ozone Layer, International Protection by K Madhava Sarma, Stephen O Andersen, Durwood Zaelke, and Kristen N Taddonio, from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Philippe J Sands and Ilona Millar’s article on Climate, International Protection, from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Chapter 4 on the Modern Threats to Marine Mammals, from Marine Mammal Conservation and the Law of the Sea by Cameron S. G. Jefferies

Chapter 13 Climate Change and the International Law of the Sea by Marcos A. Orellana, from Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives, edited by Randall S. Abate     

Climate Change Adjudication: The Need to Foster Legal Capacity: an editorial comment by Elizabeth Fisher and Eloise Scotford, from the Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 28, Issue 1, 1 March 2016, Pages 1–4

The Contribution of the Courts in Tackling Climate Change by Brian J. Preston, from the Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 28, Issue 1, 1 March 2016, Pages 11–17 

Climate Change and the Rule of Law: Adjudicating the Future in International Law by Philippe Sands, QC, from the Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 28, Issue 1, 1 March 2016, Pages 19–35,  
 

From the OUPblog:

Landmark climate agreement holds its own by Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, and Lavanya Rajamani

The power of vision in the age of climate change by María Pía Carazo

Ecosystem-based mitigation and adaptation by María Pía Carazo

Finally, test your knowledge on climate change law with our Ultimate Quiz on International Environmental Law and Climate Change

 

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