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Urban climate resilience, the role of law, edited by Angela van der Berg (acting director, Global Environmental Law Centre and Senior Lecturer, University of Western Cape, South Africa) and Jonathan Verschuuren (professor of international and European environmental law, Tilburg University, the Netherlands) - (e-book)

"This significant book addresses the most important legal issues that cities face when attempting to adapt to the changing climate. This includes how to become more resilient against the impacts of climate change such as the sea level rise, increases in the intensity and frequency of storms, floods, droughts, and extreme temperatures. A range of expert contributors are brought together to assess the current state of climate change law and policy at the city level, featuring analysis of key legal instruments that can help urban societies adapt to, and cope with, the changing climate. Chapters contain comparative assessments of urban climate change policies in cities across the world, in both developed and developing countries, including Ghana, South Africa, Indonesia, the Netherlands and the US. Additionally, the book analyses legal approaches, relying on planning law and other legal instruments in the hands of city governments, which can aid in combating specific problems such as the urban heat island effect. Providing an up-to-date analysis of climate change adaptation and mitigation law at the level of cities, Urban Climate Resilience will be a key resource for academics and students of environmental law, public international law, urban planning and sustainability. The lessons for future policies and laws to create more climate resilient cities will also be useful for local policymakers, regulators and city government officials working on climate change at the local level"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Contents: Foreword / by Gianluca Crispi -- 1. Introduction to climate resilient cities and the law / Angela van der Berg and Jonathan Verschuuren -- 2. The role of international law in enhancing urban climate resilience / Esmé Shirlow -- 3. Legislating for urban climate resilience: The case of amsterdam / Sol Maria Halleck Vega and Josephine van Zeben -- 4. Indian cities' climate resilience: What role for transnational environmental law? / Tuula Honkonen -- 5. Enabling urban climate action in accra, Ghana: Policy pathways and advances toward urban climate resilience / Michael Addaney -- 6. Resilience justice and adaptive law in European cities / Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold and Tiago de Melo Cartaxo -- 7. Room available: An overview of the literature on urban private property adaptation law / Joris van Laarhoven -- 8. Strategic adaptation to climate change: A legal comparative study of lyon and montréal with a focus on urban heat islands / Emma Novel -- 9. Advancing climate resilience in us cities through green infrastructure by leveraging their dual roles as regulator and regulated under the us clean water act / Robert Weinstock -- 10. The climate change mitigation and adaptation imperative in South Africa's spatial planning and land use management act, 2013 (spluma) / Jeannie van Wyk and Mark Oranje -- 11. Good governance and flood management in jakarta / Natalia Yeti Puspita -- 12. Racing to defeat climate change on reluctant roads: Autonomous vehicles, urban climate resilience, and legal reform / Tracy Hresko Pearl -- 13. Shared mobility towards urban climate resilience in the city of johannesburg / Angela van der Berg and Anél du Plessis -- 14. Urban warfare: Expanding legal approaches to urban climate policy in the United States / M Alexander Pearl -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (402 pages).
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