Climate Change Finance and International Law

Climate Change Finance and International Law

Through case studies of climate finance mechanisms and a multitude of other sources, this book delivers a rich legal and empirical understanding of the implementation of states’ climate finance obligations to date.

Author: Alexander Zahar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134617494

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 166

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Since 2010, a significant quantity of international climate change finance has begun to reach developing countries. However, the transfer of finance under the international climate change regime – the legal and ethical obligations that underpin it, the constraints on its use, its intended outcomes, and its successes, failures, and future potential – constitutes a poorly understood topic. Climate Change Finance and International Law fills this gap in the legal scholarship. The book analyses the legal obligations of developed countries to financially support qualifying developing countries to pursue globally significant mitigation and adaptation outcomes, as well as the obligations of the latter under the international regime of financial support. Through case studies of climate finance mechanisms and a multitude of other sources, this book delivers a rich legal and empirical understanding of the implementation of states’ climate finance obligations to date. The book will be of interest to scholars and students of international law and policy, international relations, and the maturing field of climate change law.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law

The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law

This Handbook provides a comprehensive understanding of this growing subject, setting out the key institutions and processes, and featuring interdisciplinary insights from leading experts.

Author: Kevin R. Gray

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199684601

Category: Law

Page: 820

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Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and has become one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. The radical changes which both developed and developing countries will need to make, in economic and in legal terms, to respond to climate change are unprecedented. International law, including treaty regimes, institutions, and customary international law, needs to address the myriad challenges and consequences of climate change, including variations in the weather patterns, sea level rise, and the resulting migration of peoples. The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law provides an unprecedented and authoritative overview of all aspects of international climate change law as it currently stands, with guidance for how it should develop in the future. Over forty leading scholars and practitioners set out a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues that surround this vitally important but still emerging area of international law. This book addresses the major legal dimensions of the problems caused by climate change: not only in the content and nature of the international legal frameworks, which need implementation at the national level, but also the development of carbon trading systems as a means of reducing the costs of meeting emission reduction targets. After an introduction to the field, the Handbook assesses the relevant institutions, the key applicable principles of international law, the international mitigation regime and its consequences, and climate change litigation, before providing perspectives focused upon specific countries or regions. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of international climate change law. It provides readers with diverse perspectives, bringing together interpretations from different disciplines, countries, and cultures.
Categories: Law

Banking on Climate Change

Banking on Climate Change

Banking on Climate Change provides you with a comprehensive, cross-jurisdictional analysis of legislative and policy responses to climate change and the financial crisis in key market economies.

Author: Megan Bowman

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business

ISBN: 9041152237

Category: Law

Page: 257

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Présentation de l'éditeur : "Banking on Climate Change provides you with a comprehensive, cross-jurisdictional analysis of legislative and policy responses to climate change and the financial crisis in key market economies. The climate finance field is extremely new. This first qualitative study on corporate climate finance spells out the importance of private capital finance and public finance in facilitating the transition to a low-carbon economy. You'll find a thorough discussion and analysis of the discrete topics of finance and climate change, which will help you in your lending, investing and advising activities. Megan Bowman draws upon the access she has received to senior bank managers and international workshops to explore the activities of multilateral development banks and specialized climate funds. She also considers the influences of corporate law and corporate governance norms on directors' decision-making. She examines the risk/return theory for a range of private finance actors, and explores how business case logic and corporate social responsibility influence financial behaviors. She also looks at the case for Chinese 'state capital' for global green investment. Banking on Climate Change includes personal interviews with senior bank personnel, corporations and non-government organizations in the United States, Europe and Australia. This data will give you a key insight into how and why the banks make their decisions, and will be helpful for legal practitioners, policy-makers and anyone working in other private finance sectors. How this will help you : the first in-depth qualitative study of corporate climate finance - assisting and advising those in the private finance sector in their lending, investing, and advising activities ; investigates the interrelations between those working in the finance sector and environmental regulation - showing how private finance professionals can influence the behavior of other corporate sectors ; clear explanation of the risks and opportunities of climate change for those working in the private finance sector - know when to seize opportunities, and don't get caught out by unforeseen problems ; cross-jurisdictional analyses of government regulation on climate change and financial market reforms - keeping you up to date and informed. This ready reference work includes empirically informed regulatory recommendations that policy makers can act on straight away, helping you with quick legislative responses to climate change and the global financial crisis."
Categories: Law

International Climate Change Law and State Compliance

International Climate Change Law and State Compliance

The book is aimed at scholars and graduate students in environmental law, international law, and international relations.

Author: Alexander Zahar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134617005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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A solution to the problem of climate change requires close international cooperation and difficult reforms involving all states. Law has a clear role to play in that solution. What is not so clear is the role that law has played to date as a constraining factor on state conduct. International Climate Change Law and State Compliance is an unprecedented treatment of the nature of climate change law and the compliance of states with that law. The book argues that the international climate change regime, in the twenty or so years it has been in existence, has developed certain normative rules of law, binding on states. State conduct under these rules is characterized by generally high compliance in areas where equity is not a major concern. There is, by contrast, low compliance in matters requiring a burden-sharing agreement among states to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to a ‘safe’ level. The book argues that the substantive climate law presently in place must be further developed, through normative rules that bind states individually to top-down mitigation commitments. While a solution to the problem of climate change must take this form, the law’s development in this direction is likely to be hesitant and slow. The book is aimed at scholars and graduate students in environmental law, international law, and international relations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Climate Finance

Climate Finance

The complex challenges of climate finance will continue to demand fresh insights and creative approaches. The ideas in this volume mark out starting points for essential institutional and policy innovations.

Author: Richard B. Stewart

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814741436

Category: Law

Page: 352

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Preventing risks of severe damage from climate change not only requires deep cuts in developed country greenhouse gas emissions, but enormous amounts of public and private investment to limit emissions while promoting green growth in developing countries. While attention has focused on emissions limitations commitments and architectures, the crucial issue of what must be done to mobilize and govern the necessary financial resources has received too little consideration. In Climate Finance, a leading group of policy experts and scholars shows how effective mitigation of climate change will depend on a complex mix of public funds, private investment through carbon markets, and structured incentives that leave room for developing country innovations. This requires sophisticated national and global regulation of cap-and-trade and offset markets, forest and energy policy, international development funding, international trade law, and coordinated tax policy. Thirty-six targeted policy essays present a succinct overview of the emerging field of climate finance, defining the issues, setting the stakes, and making new and comprehensive proposals for financial, regulatory, and governance mechanisms that will enrich political and policy debate for many years to come. The complex challenges of climate finance will continue to demand fresh insights and creative approaches. The ideas in this volume mark out starting points for essential institutional and policy innovations.
Categories: Law

The International Law on Climate Change

The International Law on Climate Change

Lack of capacity may be a major impediment to effective climate action, in particular in States which face the greatest development and ... 2 See, however, Alexander Zahar, Climate Change Finance and International Law (Routledge, 2017).

Author: Benoit Mayer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108419871

Category: Law

Page: 334

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A synthesis of the relevant agreements, customary norms and ongoing discussions on the international law on climate change.
Categories: Law

International Climate Change Law

International Climate Change Law

A perfect introduction to climate change law, this textbook offers students and scholars an overview of the international law governing this fundamental issue.

Author: Daniel Bodansky

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199664307

Category: Law

Page: 280

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A perfect introduction to climate change law, this textbook offers students and scholars an overview of the international law governing this fundamental issue. It demonstrates how to interpret the language used in the applicable instruments and conventions, and sets climate change law in its broader international legal context.
Categories: Law

The World Bank Legal Review

The World Bank Legal Review

This book focuses on the legal challenges and opportunities for International Financial Institutions in the post-crisis world. It includes contributions from academics, practitioners and Bank staff.

Author: Hassane Cissé

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821388648

Category: Law

Page: 424

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This book focuses on the legal challenges and opportunities for International Financial Institutions in the post-crisis world. It includes contributions from academics, practitioners and Bank staff. The contributions cover a broad array of issues, included governance reform and constitutional framework of IFIs, privileges and immunities, responsibility of international organizations, issues related to fragile and conflict-affected states, climate finance, and the recent financial crisis. The book is organized in three main areas, namely (i) Law of International Organizations: Issues Confronting IFIs; (ii) Legal Obligations and Institutions of Developing Countries: Rethinking Approaches of IFIs; and (iii) International Finance and the Challenges of Regulatory Governance.
Categories: Law

Climate Change and International Trade

Climate Change and International Trade

The insightful book contributes to developing the architecture for a post- 2012 global climate agreement and, in doing so, seeks and proposes new approaches to climate change mitigation by linking it to the international trade system.

Author: Rafael Leal-Arcas

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781956090

Category: Law

Page: 512

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Rafael Leal-Arcas expertly examines the interface of climate change mitigation and international trade law with a view to addressing the question: How can we make best use of the international trading system experience to aim at a global climate change agreement? The insightful book contributes to developing the architecture for a post- 2012 global climate agreement and, in doing so, seeks and proposes new approaches to climate change mitigation by linking it to the international trade system. The author suggests the adoption of a bottom-up approach to climate change negotiations by using the evolution of multilateral trade agreements as a model for reaching a global climate treaty. He discusses the innovative approach of inserting climate goals within regional trade agreements, given their proliferation – especially bilateral – in the international trading system. He explains the trade implications of climate change mitigation policies by analyzing a couple of areas where the international regimes for trade and climate change mitigation may potentially clash. Climate Change and International Trade will strongly appeal to undergraduate and graduate students of international and European trade law, international and European environmental law as well as social science academics. NGOs, think tanks, practitioners, researchers, and international organizations will also find plenty of valuable information in this timely resource.
Categories: Law

Climate Change and the Law

Climate Change and the Law

How does climate law relate to other areas of law? Such questions lie at the heart of this new book, whose thirty chapters cover doctrinal questions as well as a range of thematic and regional case studies.

Author: Erkki J. Hollo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400754409

Category: Law

Page: 693

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Climate Change and the Law is the first scholarly effort to systematically address doctrinal issues related to climate law as an emergent legal discipline. It assembles some of the most recognized experts in the field to identify relevant trends and common themes from a variety of geographic and professional perspectives. In a remarkably short time span, climate change has become deeply embedded in important areas of the law. As a global challenge calling for collective action, climate change has elicited substantial rulemaking at the international plane, percolating through the broader legal system to the regional, national and local levels. More than other areas of law, the normative and practical framework dedicated to climate change has embraced new instruments and softened traditional boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, substantive and procedural; so ubiquitous is the reach of relevant rules nowadays that scholars routinely devote attention to the intersection of climate change and more established fields of legal study, such as international trade law. Climate Change and the Law explores the rich diversity of international, regional, national, sub-national and transnational legal responses to climate change. Is climate law emerging as a new legal discipline? If so, what shared objectives and concepts define it? How does climate law relate to other areas of law? Such questions lie at the heart of this new book, whose thirty chapters cover doctrinal questions as well as a range of thematic and regional case studies. As Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), states in her preface, these chapters collectively provide a “review of the emergence of a new discipline, its core principles and legal techniques, and its relationship and potential interaction with other disciplines.”
Categories: Law