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Evolution of International Environmental Regimes
The Case of Climate Change

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Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: June 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316603499

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  • Drawing specifically on the international climate regime, Simone Schiele examines international environmental regimes from a legal perspective and analyses a core feature of international regimes - their ability to evolve over time. In particular, she develops a theoretical framework based on general international law which allows for a thorough examination of the understanding of international law and the options for law-creation in international environmental regimes. The analysis therefore provides both a coherent understanding of the international climate regime and a starting point for further research in other regimes.

    • The coherent theory of international environmental regimes is extremely relevant to practitioners and academics working in the field
    • Enhances understanding of the international climate regime through analysis of its history and functioning
    • Provides a theoretical framework which will assist the researching of other international environmental regimes
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    • Date Published: June 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316603499
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory observations and approach
    2. International environmental regimes and their treaties
    3. International climate regime
    4. Effectiveness of international environmental regimes and 'creative legal engineering'
    5. International regimes as normative systems
    6. Methodology for determining the norms, sources and underlying theories of international law in the international climate regime
    7. Sources of legal norms in the international climate regime and the negotiations leading up to and at the Copenhagen conference
    8. Sources of legal norms in the international climate regime and Compliance Committee methods of interpretation
    9. Increasing robustness of the international climate regime as a system of norms
    10. Conclusions.

  • Author

    Simone Schiele, United Nations Environment Programme
    Simone Schiele is a junior professional officer for the Science, Assessment and Monitoring Unit of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD). Before joining the SCBD, she wrote this book as part of her research at the University of Augsburg, Germany.

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