Carbon Reduction in the Post-Kyoto era. Have we progressed? A comparison

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Zeller, Bruno and Longo, Michael (2012) Carbon Reduction in the Post-Kyoto era. Have we progressed? A comparison. Global Journal of Comparative Law, 1 (1). pp. 7-37. ISSN 2211-906X


In a fragmented global environment, the efforts of state and non-state actors are important in assessing the state of play on climate change mitigation actions around the world. This article will consider from a comparative perspective the various legislative models for addressing climate change and the reduction of GHG emissions with particular focus on the EU, USA, Australia and Switzerland. As legal developments are not limited to legislative schemes, this article will examine the voluntary carbon offset market and other trade related solutions to GHG emissions which have emerged in the absence of mandatory limitation systems. Also warranting attention are the actions of private parties in common law jurisdictions to bring legal proceedings against power companies for damage caused by climate change. Together, these developments demonstrate that climate change abatement is not the sole remit of the legislature.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1163/2211906X-00101001
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Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0501 Ecological Applications
Historical > FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Current > Division/Research > College of Law and Justice
Keywords ResPubID25984, climate change, carbon reduction, legislative scheme, non-legislative scheme, comparison, greenhouse gas emissions, GHG emissions, Kyoto Protocol, carbon offset market
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