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Research handbook on climate change mitigation law, edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe, Leonie Reins

Research handbook on climate change mitigation law, edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe, Leonie Reins
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Research handbook on climate change mitigation law
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edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe, Leonie Reins
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Research handbooks in environmental law
Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation. As well as taking stock of the current and proposed legal instruments, the book looks at the wider policy and economic aspects of coping with climate change. It provides a comparative overview of key issues across Europe, the United States, Asia-Pacific and the BRICS countries, and discusses domestic, regional and international law and governance. With perspectives from academia, government and private practice, the expert contributors analyse key sectors such as energy, transport, buildings, industry, land use and waste. Important issues such as carbon trading, financing and litigation are also addressed. The book demonstrates the variety of approaches taken and their challenges with a view of fostering more effective and pragmatic ways of managing climate change mitigation. This timely book will be an authoritative resource for scholars of climate change law and policy, whilst also providing a rigorous overview for upper-level students. Policymakers will gain insights from the comparative perspectives, and practitioners will appreciate the broad range of practical issues addressed
Table Of Contents
Editorial Introduction G. Van Calster, W. Vandenberghe and L. Reins 1. The Changing Architecture of International Climate Change Law Harro Van Asselt, Michael Mehling and Clarisse Kehler Siebert PART I ENERGY 2. Development of the Sustainability Aspects of EU Energy Policy Sirja-Leena Penttinen and Kim Talus 3. Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures in the US Electric Power Industry Joel B. Eisen 4. Reflections on the Chinese Carbon Market Christopher Tung PART II TRANSPORT 5. The Mitigation of Transport’s CO2 Emissions in the EU: Policy Successes and Challenges Ian Skinner 6. Climate Change Mitigation in the Transportation Sector in the United States Laurel Berzanskis 7. Climate Transport Policy and Law in the Asia-Pacific Region Masahiko Iguchi and Hiroki Nakamura PART III BUILDINGS 8. How do the European Union and the Private Sector Pave the Way to More Sustainable Buildings? Sophie Wattiaux 9. Energy Efficiency of Buildings in the United States Albert Monroe 10. Climate Change and Buildings – An Asia-Pacific Primer Abhishek Rohatgi, Tian Sheng Allan Loi and Nahim Bin Zahur PART IV INDUSTRY 11. Impacts of EU Climate and Energy Policies on Industry Monica Alessi, Christian Egenhofer and Jorge Núñez Ferrer 12. An Overview of Climate Change Mitigation in the Industrial Sector of the United States Seema Kakade 13. How can the Asian Industry Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation Action? Noriko Fujiwara PART V LAND USE, LAND USE CHANGE AND FORESTRY 14. Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry - How to Enter the Climate Impact of Managing Biospheres and Wood into the EU's Greenhouse Gas Accounting Peter Wehrheim and Asger Strange Olesen 15. Legal Regimes for Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry in the United States Uma Outka 16. Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry: Asia-Pacific Bradley Evans PART VI WASTE MANAGEMENT 17. Waste Management in the EU Geert Van Calster 18. Challenges for Controlling GHG Emissions from U.S. Solid Waste Management - A Summary of Federal and Exemplary US State Efforts Jeffrey Allmon 19. Climate Mitigation and Waste Management in the Asia Pacific Karen Hussey PART VII CARBON TRADING 20. Blazing Trail or Flickering Flame? Market Mechanisms under the UNFCCC Darragh Conway 21. The EU Emissions Trading System: Frontrunner In Trouble Jørgen Wettestad 22. Carbon Trading in the United States Laurie Ristino and Katherine Hannon Michel 23. Market Design and Maturity in the Asia Pacific Eric Knight PART VIII CLIMATE FINANCE 24. Climate Finance in the European Union: Domestic and International Challenges David Belis 25. Towards Climate Compatible Development in Asia and Beyond - the Role of Official Development Assistance Aiichiro Yamamoto PART IX CLIMATE CHANGE LITIGATION 26. EU Climate Change Litigation: All Quiet on the Luxembourgian Front? Sanja Bogojevi? 27. Climate Change Litigation in the United States Michael B. Gerrard 28. Climate Change Litigation in Asia and the Pacific Jolene Lin PART X CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN THE BRICS COUNTRIES 29. Current Status of Mitigation Policies in Brazil Ronaldo Seroa da Motta 30. Climate Change Mitigation in Russia: Foreign Policy, Environmental Action or Simple Economics? Anna Korppoo, Karl Upston-Hooper and Emilie Yliheljo 31. Climate Change Mitigation in India Nidhi Srivastava 32. China’s Transition to Low Carbon Society : Drivers and Implementation Strategies Jun Li 33. Climate Change Mitigation in South Africa Happy Masondo, Faith Rambau
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