Transnational Dimensions of Climate Governance
Transnational Environmental Law (TEL), Vol. 1, Iss. 2, (October) 2012, Cambridge University Press
10 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Date Written: October 1, 2012
Climate Change as an Arena of Transnational Environmental Law it is fitting that the second issue of Transnational Environmental Law (TEL) focuses on governance and climate change. Transnational environmental law views governance as an outgrowth of local, regional and transboundary communications and pressures. The challenges of transnational governance – and its necessity – are especially clear in the context of climate change. On the one hand, climate change is a global phenomenon with globally distributed causes, thus requiring a global response. On the other hand, emissions always take place from specific locations within particular jurisdictions, and the impacts of climate change will vary from place to place, requiring diverse adaptation measures. Thus, it is inherent in the nature of climate change that responses will be multi-scalar and multi-jurisdictional, raising profound issues of governance. Moreover, because of the ubiquity of climate and of the activities causing emissions, climate governance modifies rules that govern private control over resources – in other words, with the property system.
Keywords: Transnational Environmental Law, Climate Change, Governance
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