The Geography of Climate Change Litigation: Implications for Transnational Regulatory Governance

67 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2005  

Hari M. Osofsky

Penn State Law (University Park)

Abstract

This Article aims to forward the dialogue about transnational regulatory governance through a law and geography analysis of climate change litigation. Part II begins by considering fundamental barriers to responsible transnational energy production. Part III proposes a place-based approach to dissecting climate change litigation and a model for understanding its spatial implications. Parts IV through VI map representative examples of climate change litigation in subnational, national, and supranational fora. The Article concludes by exploring the normative implications of this descriptive geography; it engages the intersection of international law, international relations, and geography as a jumping-off point for a companion article.

Keywords: International Law, Corporations, Environmental Law, Law and Economics, Climate Change, Energy

Suggested Citation

Osofsky, Hari M., The Geography of Climate Change Litigation: Implications for Transnational Regulatory Governance. Washington University Law Quarterly, Vol. 83, pp. 1789, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=796204

Hari M. Osofsky (Contact Author)

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University Park, PA 16802
United States

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