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Climate Change Consensus: Emerging International Law

Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)


William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 34, No. 543, 2010

This article focuses on emerging international law addressing climate change. Providing a background on international negotiations, it considers the greenhouse gas emissions targets needed to avert catastrophic climate change. Assessing the funding debate, this article concludes that agreement should result in a comprehensive instrument with which to maintain global emissions below 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide. Multilateral coordination can develop an effective framework for climate stabilization.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Global Warming, Bali, Copenhagen, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, Carbon Market, C02, Tax, Cap and Trade, Mitigation, Adaptation, Finance, Clean Development Mechanism, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Natural Resources Energy, Technology, Water

JEL Classification: A12, C7, C8, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, F00, H00, I00, K00, L5, L9, N4, N5, D7, D9, H41, H56, K32, K33

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Date posted: July 1, 2009 ; Last revised: October 19, 2014

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Burleson, Elizabeth, Climate Change Consensus: Emerging International Law (2010). William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 34, No. 543, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1426665

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London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )
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London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
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