International Law in the Era of Climate Change

International Law in the Era of Climate Change

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Climate change will fundamentally affect every area of human endeavor, including the development of international law. This book maps the current and potential impacts of climate change on the norms, principles, rules and processes of international law. This timely study brings together a group of leading scholars in their respective fields of international law to examine the impacts of climate change, and our responses to it, on the whole spectrum of international legal regimes, including those dealing with everything from climate displacement, human rights, and international trade and investment, to the oceans, the environment, armed conflicts and the use of force, and outer-space. The volume also examines the impacts of climate change on the underlying principles and processes of international law, including those relating to the making and enforcement of international law and to third party dispute resolution. The book shows that there is much more to dealing with climate change than negotiating one global climate change-specific regime. Other areas of international law can, and must, be included in the solution. In this way international law can maximize its coherence and its efficacy.

This well-documented study will appeal to international lawyers, academics, policymakers, government employees, negotiators, practitioners, international legal theorists and anyone interested in climate change and how to maximize our international legal and policy responses to it.

Contributors: J. Brunnee, M.-C. Cordonier Segger, E. Crawford, A. Edwards, M.W. Gehring, C. Gray, J. Hepburn, E. Hey, K. Hulme, S. Humphreys, R. Lefeber, F. Lyall, A. Naude Fourie, H.M. Osofsky, R. Rayfuse, C. Redgwell, S.V. Scott

ISBN: 9781849800303

Published Date: October 31, 2012

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

Language: English

Page Count: 378

Size: 9.50" l x 6.50" w x 1.00" h