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Book reviews Climate Law 1 (2010) 227–235 DOI 10.3233/CL-2010-011 IOS Press Adjudicating climate change: State, national, and international approaches Edited by William C.G. Burns and Hari M. Osofsky New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 399 pp. (incl. index), ISBN 978-0-521-87970-5, $US90. Climate law is increasingly recognised as a field in its own right, albeit still one in its infancy. The scope of climate law and its underlying legal constructs thus remain unsettled, making the practice of climate law both exciting and challenging. Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches reflects this dual nature of climate law. Its treatment of the topic of climate litigation – a sub-category of climate law concerned with the use of judicial and quasi-judicial processes to secure reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases – is infused with the enthusiasm and imaginativeness that pioneering lawyers bring to a novel area of legal endeavour. Accordingly, it is best read as a collection of innovative ideas, accompanied by illustrative case studies, of how climate litigation might be pursued in national or international courts, rather than as a ‘how-to’ guide for potential climate litigants. As the sub-title indicates, the book casts a wide net in considering potential ways http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law IOS Press

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Climate Law , Volume 1 (1) – Jan 1, 2010

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Publisher
IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by IOS Press, Inc
ISSN
1878-6553
eISSN
1878-6561
DOI
10.3233/CL-2010-011
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Abstract

Climate Law 1 (2010) 227–235 DOI 10.3233/CL-2010-011 IOS Press Adjudicating climate change: State, national, and international approaches Edited by William C.G. Burns and Hari M. Osofsky New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 399 pp. (incl. index), ISBN 978-0-521-87970-5, $US90. Climate law is increasingly recognised as a field in its own right, albeit still one in its infancy. The scope of climate law and its underlying legal constructs thus remain unsettled, making the practice of climate law both exciting and challenging. Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches reflects this dual nature of climate law. Its treatment of the topic of climate litigation – a sub-category of climate law concerned with the use of judicial and quasi-judicial processes to secure reductions in the emission of greenhouse gases – is infused with the enthusiasm and imaginativeness that pioneering lawyers bring to a novel area of legal endeavour. Accordingly, it is best read as a collection of innovative ideas, accompanied by illustrative case studies, of how climate litigation might be pursued in national or international courts, rather than as a ‘how-to’ guide for potential climate litigants. As the sub-title indicates, the book casts a wide net in considering potential ways

Journal

Climate LawIOS Press

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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