Transnational Dimensions of Climate Governance

Transnational Environmental Law (TEL), Vol. 1, Iss. 2, (October) 2012, Cambridge University Press

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2277617

10 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013

See all articles by Thijs F. M. Etty

Thijs F. M. Etty

VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and VU Law Faculty, Transnational Legal Studies Department

Veerle Heyvaert

London School of Economics - Law Department

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Daniel A. Farber

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Jolene Lin

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

Joanne Scott

University College London - Faculty of Laws

Date Written: October 1, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Etty, Thijs F. M. and Heyvaert, Veerle and Carlarne, Cinnamon Piñon and Farber, Daniel A. and Lin, Jolene and Scott, Joanne, Transnational Dimensions of Climate Governance (October 1, 2012). Transnational Environmental Law (TEL), Vol. 1, Iss. 2, (October) 2012, Cambridge University Press; UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2277617. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2277617

Thijs F. M. Etty (Contact Author)

VU University Amsterdam - Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and VU Law Faculty, Transnational Legal Studies Department ( email )

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Veerle Heyvaert

London School of Economics - Law Department ( email )

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Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law ( email )

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Daniel A. Farber

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

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Jolene Lin

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Singapore, 259776
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Joanne Scott

University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )

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