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Book Review: Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities , Edited by Benjamin Richardson

Book Review: Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities ,... Edward Elgar, 2012, 401 pp. (incl. index), ISBN 978-0-85793-747-6. International action to address climate change has been riddled with polarizing debates and limited success at securing a binding agreement which includes the world’s largest emitters. With the development of the unfccc and the Kyoto Protocol, efforts to tackle climate change have focused mainly on large-scale international action. Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities , edited by Benjamin Richardson, offers an alternative perspective to the internationally focused climate change regime by highlighting the important work being done at the subnational level. In Chapter 1, the editor defines ‘local’ as, ‘the role of local governments, municipalities and city authorities in addressing climate change, through law, as well as policies, plans, voluntary codes and associated methods of governance’ (p. 4). This definition serves as the principal starting point for an analysis of local climate change regulation around the world. Through a comparative study of local mitigation and adaptation measures, the book focuses on the increasing role of public authorities in climate change regulation in cities, municipalities, and coalitions of states. In doing so, the contributing authors have created a volume of case studies that emphasize the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law Brill

Book Review: Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities , Edited by Benjamin Richardson

Climate Law , Volume 4 (3-4): 358 – Feb 23, 2014

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Brill
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© 2015 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Reviews
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1878-6553
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1878-6561
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10.1163/18786561-00404009
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Edward Elgar, 2012, 401 pp. (incl. index), ISBN 978-0-85793-747-6. International action to address climate change has been riddled with polarizing debates and limited success at securing a binding agreement which includes the world’s largest emitters. With the development of the unfccc and the Kyoto Protocol, efforts to tackle climate change have focused mainly on large-scale international action. Local Climate Change Law: Environmental Regulation in Cities and Other Localities , edited by Benjamin Richardson, offers an alternative perspective to the internationally focused climate change regime by highlighting the important work being done at the subnational level. In Chapter 1, the editor defines ‘local’ as, ‘the role of local governments, municipalities and city authorities in addressing climate change, through law, as well as policies, plans, voluntary codes and associated methods of governance’ (p. 4). This definition serves as the principal starting point for an analysis of local climate change regulation around the world. Through a comparative study of local mitigation and adaptation measures, the book focuses on the increasing role of public authorities in climate change regulation in cities, municipalities, and coalitions of states. In doing so, the contributing authors have created a volume of case studies that emphasize the

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Published: Feb 23, 2014

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