Introduction to International Climate Change Law

International Climate Change Law (Oxford Univ Press 2017)

36 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2017

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Daniel Bodansky

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Jutta Brunnée

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Lavanya Rajamani

Centre for Policy Research

Date Written: June 10, 2017

Abstract

Introductory chapter to new treatise on international climate change. The chapter (a) provides a brief overview of the climate change problem; (b) describes three perspectives on the problem (environmental, economic, and ethical); (c) delineates the boundaries of international climate change law; (d) introduces three recurring themes in the development of the UN climate change regime (legal bindingness, architecture; and differentiation), and (e) introduces the broader context of international climate change law, including its relationship to other areas of international law and to polycentric climate change governance.

Keywords: climate change, global warming, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, treaties, framework convention

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Bodansky, Daniel and Brunnée, Jutta and Rajamani, Lavanya, Introduction to International Climate Change Law (June 10, 2017). International Climate Change Law (Oxford Univ Press 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3000009 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3000009

Daniel Bodansky (Contact Author)

Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

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Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Jutta Brunnée

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law ( email )

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Canada
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416-978-7899 (Fax)

Lavanya Rajamani

Centre for Policy Research ( email )

Dharma Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi, 110022
India

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