Fairness in International Climate Change Law and Policy

Fairness in International Climate Change Law and Policy

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This work analyses fairness dimensions of the climate regime. A central issue in international law and policy is how countries of the world should allocate the burden of addressing global climate change. With the link between human activities and climate change clearly established, and the first impacts of climate change being felt, there is a renewed sense of urgency in addressing the problem. On the basis of an overview of science and the development of the climate regime, this book seeks to identify the elements of a working consensus on fairness principles that could be used to solve the seemingly intractable problem of assigning responsibility for combating climate change. The book demonstrates how an analysis of fairness dimensions of climate change - grounded in practical developments and illustrated with reference to the key issues - can add value to our understanding of the options for international climate law and policy.... are largely or only in part attributable to climate change; the timescales involved; and the probability of projected changes. The process of testing hypotheses leaves specific questions unana€” swered, with contradictory explanations being posited, ... interactions and feedbacks in the climate system sometimes contributes to the lack of ready-made and definitive answers. ... 58REPORT OF THE THIRTY-NINTH SESSION OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, IUNE 1-5, 1987, WMO Doc. 687anbsp;...

Title:Fairness in International Climate Change Law and Policy
Author:Friedrich Soltau
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-09-14


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