Climate change will fundamentally affect every area of human endeavour, including the development of international law. This book maps the current and potential impacts of climate change on the norms, principles, rules and processes of international law.
This timely study brings together a group of leading scholars in their respective fields of international law to examine the impacts of climate change, and our responses to it, on the whole spectrum of international legal regimes, including those dealing with everything from climate displacement, human rights, and international trade and investment, to the oceans, the environment, armed conflicts and the use of force, and outer-space. The volume also examines the impacts of climate change on the underlying principles and processes of international law, including those relating to the making and enforcement of international law and to third party dispute resolution. The book shows that there is much more to dealing with climate change than negotiating one global climate change-specific regime. Other areas of international law can, and must, be included in the solution. In this way international law can maximise its coherence and its efficacy.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rayfuse & Scott: International Law in the Era of Climate Change
Rosemary Rayfuse (Univ. of New South Wales & Lund Univ.) & Shirley V. Scott (Univ. of New South Wales) have published International Law in the Era of Climate Change (Edward Elgar 2012). The table of contents is here. Here's the abstract: