Climate Change Consensus: Emerging International Law
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
Date posted: July 1, 2009 ; Last revised: October 19, 2014