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The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law Cinnamon P Carlane, Kevin R Gray, and Richard G Tarasofsky (eds) (Oxford University Press, 2016, 821 pp)

The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law Cinnamon P Carlane, Kevin R Gray, and... Book Reviews 199 The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law Cinnamon P Carlane, Kevin R Gray, and Richard G Tarasofsky (eds) (Oxford University Press, 2016, 821 pp) If climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time, then to produce a comprehensive handbook setting out the evolution, scope, and future challenges of climate change law is no easy feat. Yet Carlane, Gray, and Tarasofsky have successfully achieved this ambitious goal, by compiling a collection of essays by over 40 scholars and practitioners that each offer compelling and unique insights into this complex and evolving area of international law. The handbook contains a comprehensive overview of the institutional foundations of climate change law. It sets out key principles and emerging norms of climate change law, such as the precautionary principle and common and differentiated responsibility, and examines their legal status and impact on climate change negotiations. Jonathan Wiener explores post-cautionary policies and the shift in international climate change negotiations from mitigation to adaptation. Catherine Redgwell in turn examines the concepts of intra and inter-generational equity, noting that while the legal status of these principles remains doubtful, they remain relevant as ‘guiding principles’. The handbook addresses the evolution http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Australian Year Book of International Law Online Brill

The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law Cinnamon P Carlane, Kevin R Gray, and Richard G Tarasofsky (eds) (Oxford University Press, 2016, 821 pp)

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0084-7658
DOI
10.1163/26660229-034-01-900000012
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Book Reviews 199 The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law Cinnamon P Carlane, Kevin R Gray, and Richard G Tarasofsky (eds) (Oxford University Press, 2016, 821 pp) If climate change represents one of the greatest challenges of our time, then to produce a comprehensive handbook setting out the evolution, scope, and future challenges of climate change law is no easy feat. Yet Carlane, Gray, and Tarasofsky have successfully achieved this ambitious goal, by compiling a collection of essays by over 40 scholars and practitioners that each offer compelling and unique insights into this complex and evolving area of international law. The handbook contains a comprehensive overview of the institutional foundations of climate change law. It sets out key principles and emerging norms of climate change law, such as the precautionary principle and common and differentiated responsibility, and examines their legal status and impact on climate change negotiations. Jonathan Wiener explores post-cautionary policies and the shift in international climate change negotiations from mitigation to adaptation. Catherine Redgwell in turn examines the concepts of intra and inter-generational equity, noting that while the legal status of these principles remains doubtful, they remain relevant as ‘guiding principles’. The handbook addresses the evolution

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The Australian Year Book of International Law OnlineBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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