Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation
International Climate Change Law by Bodansky, Daniel; Brunnée, Jutta; Rajamani, Lavanya (25th May 2017)

1 Introduction

From: International Climate Change Law

Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Lavanya Rajamani

Subject(s):
Climate change — Environmental disputes — Specific treaties — Treaties, observance

This introductory chapter provides an overview of international climate change law. It begins by discussing the factors that make climate change a challenge for international policymakers. The chapter then looks at three perspectives that have dominated the international policy response to climate change — climate change as an environmental problem, as an economic problem, and as an ethical one. In addition, it charts out the broad scope of international climate change law into a vast and complex web of principles, rules, regulations and institutions that will henceforth be referred to as ‘the UN climate regime’. The chapter also tackles the recurring themes and subject matter of international climate change law, before turning to the ways in which international climate change law engages with a multitude of treaty regimes, actors, and other international bodies.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.