Compliance and Enforcement in the Climate Change Regime

22 Pages Posted: 31 May 2012

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

Date Written: May 30, 2012

Abstract

This chapter tracks the work of the compliance committee under Kyoto Protocol since the operationalization of the Kyoto compliance system in 2006. The basic elements of the compliance system, including its facilitative and enforcement branches, are described. Key issues brought before the committee between 2006 and 2012 are reviewed. In particular, the effectiveness of the more active enforcement branch is assessed through the first 7 issues of implementation brought before the branch. The case against Greece, the first matter considered by the branch, is considered in detailed, followed by an assessment of issues raised in the six subsequent cases. Finally, some opportunities to strengthen the Kyoto compliance system are identified.

Keywords: Compliance, Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC, Climate Change

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard, Compliance and Enforcement in the Climate Change Regime (May 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2070743 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2070743

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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