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Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Law

edited by Jonathan Verschuuren
EBook; Book; Online
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., Inc., 2013.
Research handbooks in environmental law
1781000077, 9781781000076, 9781781000083 (e-book), 1781000085 (e-book)
The present book is a much needed publication on climate change adaptation law. It is a collaborative effort of distinguished experts from around the world and adopts a holistic approach to adaptation, taking a global view, with a focus on the international, the regional and domestic levels. This publication has a wealth of information, illustrating the issue of adaptation with many examples from all over the world. One of the most valuable aspects of this book, ensuring that it will have a lasting value, is that it discusses all fields of law, which are vulnerable to climate change (such as tort law; insurance law; disaster law; marine law; water law; planning law; construction law; environmental law; forestry; energy law; biodiversity). The book also includes general issues of adaptation, such as climate justice and the relationship between adaptation and development; human rights in the context of migration law and compensation. It is written in a very accessible language and will be an indispensible reading for both scholars and practitioners. The content and structure of the book make it a definitive book on climate adaptation. Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London, UK This book indeed will become the definitive text on climate adaptation law for the coming years! From a global law perspective, Verschuuren and his team analyse in an outstanding way the legal challenges and barriers to climate change adaptation and how they can be overcome. Just like climate change, this book is here to stay! Kurt Deketelaere, KU Leuven/League of European Research Universities (LERU), Belgium This timely Research Handbook discusses the challenges brought about by the need to adapt to a changing climate. It considers how adaptation is necessary to address impacts resulting from the warming of the Earths atmosphere which is already unavoidable due to past emissions. With adaptation policies around the world still in their infancy, the book examines the legal challenges and barriers to climate change adaptation and how can they be overcome. It brings together expert contributors to consider topics ranging across tort and insurance law, disaster law, water law, marine law, planning law, biodiversity law, green buildings, pollution control, displacement, agriculture and energy. With its transnational and multilevel approach, the Research Handbook on Climate Change Adaptation Law will be an essential resource for academics in the field of climate change policy and law, policymakers and other government officials working on climate change, and NGOs working in the field of climate change.
  • 1. Introduction / Jonathan Verschuuren
  • 2. Climate change adaptation under the United Nations framework convention on climate change and related documents / Jonathan Verschuuren
  • 3. Adaptation and climate justice / Rosemary Lyster
  • 4. Climate change induced displacement and migration and human rights law / Mariya Gromilova and Nicola Jägers
  • 5. Climate change adaptation and compensation / Michael Faure
  • 6. Climate change adaptation and disaster law / Dewald van Niekerk
  • 7. Climate change adaptation and public health law / Lindsay F. Wiley
  • 8. Climate change adaptation and agricultural and forestry law / Robert W. Adler
  • 9. Climate change adaptation and water law / Jonathan Verschuuren
  • 10. Climate change adaptation and marine and coastal law / Tim Stephens
  • 11. Climate change adaptation and biodiversity law / Arie Trouwborst
  • 12. Climate change adaptation and land use planning law / Keith H. Hirokawa and Jonathan Rosenbloom
  • 13. Climate change adaptation and green building / Keith H. Hirokawa and Aurelia Marina Pohrib
  • 14. Climate change adaptation and environmental and pollution control law / Jonathan Verschuuren
  • 15. Climate change adaptation and electricity infrastructure / Rosemary Lyster and Rebekah Byrne.
xiii, 440 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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