Climate Change, Ozone Depletion And Air Pollution: Legal Commentaries Within The Context Of Science And Policy

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BRILL, 2006 - Law - 405 pages
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This book offers a principal collection of all of the material necessary to understand the legal debates on climate change, ozone depletion and air pollution within their scientific and policy contexts. The mountain of information coming out of the respective regimes on climate change, ozone depletion and air pollution is monumental. This work attempts to assemble all of the important documents and resolutions generated by the various regimes, analyze them and provide enough background information to understand the issue and its context. The book provides guidance to those actively involved or interested in the negotiations to come to better regimes for climate change, ozone depletion and air pollution.
 

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Contents

I Basics
3
2 Climate Change
9
II The Constituents of the Problems
19
III Natural and Anthropogenic Influences
69
IV The Calculation of Pollutants
75
V Impacts
87
VI Ecological Safety Limits
123
VII Scientific Investigation
131
XII Financing the Regimes
249
XIII Country Groupings and Classifications
253
XIV NonGovernmental Organizations
263
XV Funding Assistance
269
XVI Technology Transfer
290
XVII Flexibility Mechanisms
297
XVIII Trade Related Issues
317
Options
325

VIII The Precautionary Principle
151
Law
159
IX Restrictions in Pollutants
161
X Compliance
215
XI The Evolutionary Nature of the Instruments
241
XIX Technological Efficiency and Change
327
XX The Limits of Efficiencies and Change With Technological Options
355
XXII Sinks
373
Index
389
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Alexander Gillespie is Professor of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand

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