Introduction to International Climate Change Law
International Climate Change Law (Oxford Univ Press 2017)
36 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Date Written: June 10, 2017
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
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